ERIC Number: ED096413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Failure of Migration of Labor to Reduce Wage and Income Differentials Across Regions.
The paper suggests some reasons why regional income-flow differentials, through the migration of labor, have not been very effective in equalizing regional wage rates and income in depressed areas such as the Coastal Plains. Emphasis is placed on the experience of the North Carolina Mobility Project. The author holds that mobility projects have a tendency to move workers who would have moved anyway, and that projects such as the Mobility Project have not appeared to contribute to regional development. Among the reasons given for the low propensity to migrate are: a lack of knowledge of existing opportunities, a lack of skills or education, ties to the local community, and a lack of available housing. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Income, Labor Force, Labor Turnover, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Migration, Poverty Areas, Salary Wage Differentials, Socioeconomic Influences, Wages
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. Office of Economic Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Business Administration.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina