ERIC Number: ED089903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Spanish-Speaking Migrants in Seattle, Washington.
Sepulveda, Sergio; Loomis, Ralph A.
The urban-associated adjustment problems of Spanish speaking migrants to Seattle, Washington were examined. A sample of 100 migrant household heads were interviewed to learn why they had moved to Seattle, to gain insights into the adjustment process, and to search for ways to facilitate their accommodation to an urban life style. All of the Spanish speaking minority group have adaption problems, such as language, but distinct subgroups have differing social and economic characteristics that are identified with unique adjustment problems. The primary discerning variable is whether the migrant household moved from a rural or an urban background. An effort was made to ascertain, from the migrant's vantage point, the role and effectiveness of public agencies in facilitating the adjustment. The report concludes with policy recommendations for alleviating some of the individual and societal dysfunctions of this transition--i.e., the establishment of a widely publicized bilingual information agency. (Author/PS)
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Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Washington Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Washington; Washington (Seattle)