ERIC Number: ED032151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Southern Appalachian Migration: A Descriptive Study.
Dayton Human Relations Commission, OH.
Southern Appalachians who had migrated to East Dayton, Ohio, neighborhoods were studied to determine group characteristics, the degree of urban adjustment, and problem areas in social behavior and culture conflict. Interviews were conducted with 5 community leaders, 5 area students who attended a workshop on urban adjustment of migrants, and 5 migrant families living in a highly concentrated Appalachian migrant section of East Dayton. It was found that a major problem in urban adjustment for the Southern Appalachian has been the underdevelopment of social institutions. Conclusions were: (1) few formal indigenous groups of Appalachian migrants exist; (2) there is a need to encourage leaders to develop social institutions; (3) programs and services should be encouraged that are practical and that are related to immediate needs of the people; and (4) cultural contributions of the Appalachian should be a part of social institutional development. Interview schedules, tract maps, social profiles, and a bibliography are appended. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Dayton Human Relations Commission, OH.