ERIC Number: ED103672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Answering the Mobility Imperative: Final Research Report of the Northern Michigan Mobility Project 1966-1972.
TenPas, Cilla Reesman; And Others
The document describes the activity, study, and research involving an experimental mobility project which, both by contract and philosophy, sought to assist those individuals in Upper Michigan with relocation and/or placement, who might otherwise have been unable to compete in the migration and economic patterns in the region. Data from extensive interviews with 1,500 clients, with an average followup period of four years, are analyzed to discern patterns of mobility and wage and employment outcomes, and personal and environmental characteristics associated with mobility decisions and outcomes. Multivariate analyses of the postprogram labor force experience of respondents and AID (Automatic Interaction Detector) analyses of conditional probability of relocation are additional aspects of the study examined. It is concluded that the project has demonstrated the feasibility of subsidized relocation for differing groups and has provided the basis for replication of activities and outcomes. Net personal economic benefits associated with relocation are substantial and appear to be maintained even when long-term relocatees return to their home areas to work. Facsimilies of questionnaires, effects of nonresponse, and a glossary of terms are appended. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Employment Patterns, Experimental Programs, Job Placement, Labor Economics, Labor Needs, Migration Patterns, Occupational Mobility, Poverty Areas, Questionnaires, Regional Planning, Relocation, Research Projects, Rural Resettlement, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Unskilled Workers, Vocational Adjustment, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette.