ERIC Number: ED123166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Long-Term and Age-Related Adjustment Problems Associated with Forced Relocation in Eminent Domain Cases.
Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Korsching, Peter F.
The long-term adjustment problems of individuals who were removed by force from their place of residence due to the government acquisition of their property are examined. Data were derived from a study of 185 families and individuals displaced by the construction of the Carr Fork Reservoir project in rural, eastern Kentucky. Although many of the respondents visited friends and relatives less often, went on fewer family outings, and said that making friends at the new location was more difficult, the findings indicate that the respondents adjusted fairly well to the change. Although interpersonal relationships were disrupted, and some inconvenience was manifest, the effect of the forced move was minimal. Despite the theoretical and empirical base for predicting that age would be an important factor in the adjustment of families to relocation, the results reported are inconclusive. Overall, the effect of relocation appears to be constant, and there appears to be little difference in the distribution of the adjustment items over time. These findings are attributed to the ability of the relocated households to find replacement property in or near the county from which they were relocated. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (73rd, Mobile, Alabama, February 1-4, 1976)