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ERIC Number: ED124319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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American Indian Migrant Spatial Behavior as an Indicator of Adjustment in Chicago.
Lazewski, Tony
Utilizing data derived from detailed personal interviews with 54 Chicago American Indian migrants (1973), Indian urban adjustment was evaluated by analyzing variations in three measures of spatial behavior--initial and current residential location; activity spaces; and residential stability. Findings revealed that: (1) 50.5 percent of the initial migrant residences were located in the Uptown area (a poverty area characterized by a diverse ethnic population) and that a channelized migration system was operative in Chicago; (2) more of the migrants' current residences were located in Uptown (70.3 percent) than were their initial residences; (3) Uptown residents most often both traveled shorter distances to their action spaces and visited them more frequently than non-Uptown residents; (4) the most stable current residences (over three years) were four times as likely to be located outside Uptown, while the least stable residences were twice as likely to be in Uptown. It was concluded that the location of American Indians in Chicago was a major factor related to adjustment, since mirgrants residing in Uptown restricted their spatial activity to the immediate area, were oriented toward social concerns, and achieved, at best, a social adjustment, while migrants outside Uptown had greater exposure, more extensive spatial relationships, and achieved a broader adjustment. (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 009 207
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)