ERIC Number: ED073902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Poverty Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration: A Statistical Report. Population-Migration Reports, Rural-Urban Migrants, Volume I, Part I.
Bowles, Gladys K.; And Others
Statistics systematized from the 1967 Survey of Economic Opportunity for a study of the poverty dimensions of rural-to-urban migration are presented in this report. The data presented in the tables were collected by the Bureau of the Census for the Office of Economic Opportunity. Information is included on the total and poor households, families and populations, and on the migration status and residence history of persons 14 years old and over. Family size and composition and income of families and unrelated individuals are shown. Data are also provided on regional and environmental residence of origin and on the extent to which rural-urban migrants are located in regions and metropolitan areas of various sizes. The exchange of persons between the South and the rest of the country is given particular attention. Rural-urban migrants are compared with their urban host population and with the population remaining in rural areas. Characteristics relevant to economic well-being are considered, such as education, marital status, fertility, working-limiting health conditions, employment, receipt of public assistance income, assets, liabilities, and net worth. All numbers in the tables represent 1967 sample data expanded to universe totals and rounded to thousands. (Author/HBC)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Contraception, Educational Status Comparison, Health Conditions, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Poverty, Racial Distribution, Rural Urban Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO-0100-02797, $3.70)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.; Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. for Behavioral Research.; Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.