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ERIC Number: ED090329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 34
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Characteristics of Negro Immigrants to Selected Metropolitan Areas: 1970. 1970 Census of Population, Supplementary Report.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
The tables in this report show birthplace and residence in 1956 for the Negro population in the six standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) which contained a central city with 500,000 or more Negro population at the time of the 1970 census. The tables show that Southern-born blacks living in the six metropolitan areas generally are slightly more likely to be married and living with their spouse than Nothern-born blacks. The relatively high proportions married and living with their spouse among the Southern-born were due primarily to a low proportion single (never married); of black males 18 and over who were born in Illinois and living in the Chicago SMSA in 1965 and 1970, 31.9 percent reported never having been married, compared to 11.1 percent among the Southern-born black males 18 and over living in the Chicago SMSA in 1965 and 1970. In addition to higher rates of marriage, the tables reveal higher rates of marital fertility among Southern-born black women in the six SMSA's. An important fertility difference exists between the early migrants from the South (those who moved before 1965) and the recent migrants from the South (those who moved since 1965). Among black women under 35 years of age, the recent migrants have lower fertility than the early migrants, but among women over 35 the recent migrants generally have higher fertility than the early migrants. One may also note that in the six SMSA's the Southern-born black males generally have slightly higher labor force participation rates than the Northern born. Data in this report are from a 15 percent sample and are, therefore, subject to sampling variability. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.