ERIC Number: ED126226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Black Migrant: Changing Origins, Changing Characteristics.
Miller, A. R.
The character of black migration, as well as the significance that migration will play in the future of the black population is examined in this paper. Section I of the paper presents an introduction. Section II addresses recent migration to metropolitan areas, focusing on the origins of recent migrants, characteristics of recent migrants (age, education, activity, status, and occupation), and a summary. This section of the paper notes that black migrants to metropolitan areas now come predominantly from other metropolitan areas and that the major stream of black migration is now from one metropolitan area to another. It is also noted that the description of the average black migrant to the city as an ill-trained person of rural background and low socioeconomic status to whom the social problems of the large metropolitan areas can be largely attributed will not hold. He or she is in fact well educated by current standards and, judging from the occupational position of those employed, relatively successful at utilizing this education. Section III discusses interstate migration and multiple movers. It seems clear from the evidence of the 1970 census, that the black population of the United States is now in a third stage--when the rural to urban shift has proceeded to the point where in fact it is a relatively small part of total migration and when perhaps the differences in educational opportunities between city and country have diminished. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Age, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Population Trends, Blacks, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Background, Individual Characteristics, Metropolitan Areas, Migrants, Migration, Migration Patterns, Occupational Information, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Status
Atlanta University, 223 Chestnut Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA.
Note: Paper presented at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for the Study of the American Black (Atlanta, Georgia, October 1974); Some of the tabular material will not reproduce legibly