ERIC Number: ED100569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Migration: An Old Scene with a New Cast. Center for Rural Manpower & Public Affairs Special Paper No. 23.
Reul, Myrtle R.
Migration is not a new concept. All through America's history, there has been a push and pull related to population movement. Most Americans have moved several times and from one geographical region to another. Others have moved only a short distance from their birthplace or perhaps not at all. U.S. census information shows that each year nearly 20 percent of the population changes residence. Traditionally migration has followed the same patterns. The only real changes in America's population movement are the ethnic, race, age, and sometimes sex characteristics of those who migrate and their reasons for moving. This monograph discusses migration in a global sense, including both urban and rural. The monograph's purpose is to: (1) show that when viewed in its historical perspective, migration has changed only in terms of numbers and racial, sexual or ethnic composition of the moving groups; and (2) point out the accurate prediction of social needs can be made years in advance by examining population trends and the movement of people. Topics covered are: traditional pathways of movement, new patterns of movement, decisions to move, outmigration from the United States, increased psychological needs among migrants, state gains and loss, changing needs in employment, and growth indications of the future. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, American Indians, Black Population Trends, Demography, Employment Patterns, Geographic Regions, Migrant Workers, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Relocation, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Mobility, Urban to Rural Migration
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Center for Rural Manpower and Public Affairs.