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ERIC Number: ED097152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-25
Pages: 20
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Population Change Due to Migration in Non-Metropolitan Counties of the Northeast.
Hadden, Kenneth P.
This paper compared the effects of three hypothesized determinants of population change due to migration in 207 nonmetropolitan counties in northeastern United States: (1) the population's socioeconomic status; (2) functional differentiation of community activities; and (3) linkages relating the local, regional, and national economics. Data were obtained from a data file compiled primarily at Cornell University as part of a Northeast Regional Research Project. Multiple indicators of each concept were classified using factor analytic techniques. Having obtained satisfactory factors for 1960, a similar analysis was performed for the same variables measured in 1950 to assess the stability of the factor structure. Of the hypothesized determinants, the level of and change in socioeconomic status appeared to be of greatest importance. The level of differentiation had no effect on net migration among nonmetropolitan counties in the Northeast; however, change in differentiation had the expected positive effect in both urban and rural counties. Subsequent regression analytic procedures indicated that county socioeconomic status was of substantial importance and economic linkages of virtually no importance in statistically explaining intercounty differentials in rates of net migration. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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