ERIC Number: ED205636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Migration Among the Indochinese: The Wisconsin Study.
McInnis, Kathleen M.
A demographic study was conducted to examine the secondary migration rate of 782 Indochinese families resettled by the Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and upper Michigan between May 1975 and October 1980. Although 18 percent of the families were found to have left their original location of resettlement, this rate is lower than the mobility rate of Americans in general. The highest rates of migration occured among refugees who were classified as unskilled and who had been resettled in communities with a population of less than 11,000 persons. Factors which correlate with higher rates of migration among the general American population include higher levels of education and skill among the head of a household, a younger family and lack of a family support system in the area of out-migration. These factors were not statistically significant, however, in the migration of the refugees studied. The results of the study suggest a number of implications for voluntary agencies that assist refugee families and their sponsors. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan; Wisconsin
Note: For a related document, see UD 021 500. Not available in paper copy due to author's restriction.