ERIC Number: ED213802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Migration and Socioeconomic Attainment.
Wilson, Franklin D.
Research among black and white males aged 18 to 54 investigated correlations between migration patterns and occupational attainment and earnings. Results indicated that: (1) the propensity to migrate is related to entrance into, exit from, and laterations in occupational careers; (2) there is a positive association between migration and occupational status, but most of this association can be accounted for by the favorable socioeconomic background of migrants; (3) in general, migration is associated with higher occupational attainment, greater returns to education, and an increased earning capacity, but the pattern of the association varies between black and white migrants, and between new and repeat or return migrants; (4) the South has benefited from the population exchange between the South and other areas of the country; and (5) migrants who left the South between 1965 and 1970 had substantially higher earnings than those who remained in the South. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
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