ERIC Number: ED106414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Household Migration Determinants by Poverty Level and Race.
Kaluzny, Richard L.
The objective of this study is to examine and compare the determinants of migration for households grouped first by race and then by poverty level. Household demographic and economic characteristics are defined in the context of a linear probability function. A measure of the expected gain from migration is developed to reflect the relative benefit of leaving the area of origin. The data, covering annual observation periods 1968-69 and 1969-70, are generated from the first three interview waves of the Panel Study on Income Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The sample study focuses on household headed by persons less than 45 years old who are in the labor force at the beginning of an observation period. The dependent variable, migration behavior, is dichotomous, defining migration to include any change in the household's state of residence or any move between a metropolitan and a non-metropolitan area within the state of residence. Independent variables are specified as characteristics of the household head and characteristics of the household. The former reflect the primary importance of the head as decision maker, while the latter may be interpreted as barriers to moving. It is shown that the response of the poor to migration determinants is substantially different from that of the non-poor. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.