ERIC Number: ED030077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Migration Expectations and Performances of Open-Country Young Adults: A Longitudinal Study, 1948-1956.
Yoesting, Dean R.; Bohlen, Joe M.
This paper discusses the migration expectations of a sample of 152 respondents interviewed while high school seniors in 1948 and reinterviewed in 1956 concerning their migration performances. The research was designed to test the general hypothesis that a relationship exists between certain social and personal characteristics and migration performances. In addition, characteristics of those with migration performances congruent or incongruent with expectations are discussed. Of the 63% of the sample which in 1948 stated their intention to migrate, 83% achieved their goal in 1956; however, only one half of the undecided migrated. More females than males migrated, and more nonfarm than farm males left. The males who migrated had a higher socioeconomic background, more frequently discussed their future plans with their parents, and aspired to obtain additional training beyond high school than those males who remained in their home communities. For these variables, no differences existed between females who migrated or remained in their home communities. (author/nl)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
Note: Paper read at the joint session of the Midwest Sociological Society and the Ohio Valley Sociological Society, Indianapolis, Ind., May 1969