ERIC Number: ED218029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Consequences of Migration into Arkansas for Population Change. Bulletin 855.
Danforth, Diana M.; Voth, Donald E.
A 1975 survey carried out to determine Arkansans' knowledge about and attitudes toward management of land resources (a random sample of approximately 100 respondents was surveyed in each of 16 carefully selected counties) provided residential histories and answers to varied attitudinal questions which were later used to highlight the consequences of migration into Arkansas. Arkansas natives were noted, and new migrants and returnees were identified and categorized by year of migration. Respondents were compared with respect to socio-economic and community involvement characteristics, origins and reasons for moving to Arkansas, and attitudes toward community and land use issues. These comparisons were made within the state as a whole, and within each of three destination areas in Arkansas. Taking all migrant categories together, migrants had more education and higher incomes than Arkansas natives, and they were more likely to be white. Generally, however, migrants were more similar to the native population than different, with larger differences tending to be based on time of arrival in Arkansas. The observed pattern of migration, while perhaps not actually reinforcing the characteristics of the receiving area, at least minimized the change these patterns might bring about. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Impact; Impact Studies