ERIC Number: ED042216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Migration and Household Composition: A Comparison Between Blacks and Nonblacks.
Blum, Zahava D.; And Others
This paper includes both a description and analysis of two factors associated with migration: occupational achievement and household composition. Principal comparisons throughout are between the black and nonblack samples, and within each sample, between migrants and nonmigrants. The extent to which geographical mobility takes place is documented and indications are that nonblacks tend to move further and more frequently than blacks, with the blacks showing a northward trend throughout history. Those with greater personal resources and skills, specifically education, are also more likely to migrate, except where individuals would be forced to enter low status and low income occupations by remaining. In this latter case, individuals with little education tend to move. In regard to actual benefits which accrue as a result of migration, data suggest that those whose status was high in a given locale are likely to make lower gains by moving than those whose status was low. Information obtained on household compositions indicates that, overall, kin relationships beyond the immediate family group play a more important part in the black household than in that of the nonblack. Changes in migrant households are more pronounced than changes in nonmigrant households. Several extensive data appendices are included. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.