ERIC Number: ED223482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Total, Direct, and Indirect Effects of Demographic and Community Characteristics on a Household's Propensity to Move.
The extent to which a family's propensity to move is directly affected by number of children, race, home ownership, duration of residence, and satisfaction with community was measured. A sample of 722 persons in the Chicago area responded to three telephone interviews in April, May, and June 1981. Results indicate that the more children a household has, the less likely it is to move (although this variable was quantitatively less important than others); race has no statistical significance; homeowners are less likely to move than renters; length of residence has a moderately significant effect on propensity to move; and the more satisfied a person is with the community, the less likely he is to move. Further research should explore other variables which may have an indirect effect on a family's propensity to move. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Family Size
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