ERIC Number: ED135697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Why Families Move: A Model of the Geographic Mobility of Married Couples.
This research study attempts to provide a fuller understanding of policy-related and technical aspects of the migration process. The study bridges the gap between previous research and present concerns of policymakers. The report draws upon longitudinal household data; employs new methodological techniques; and defines explanatory variables to correspond to factors of policy interest, such as instituting policies which facilitate migration, investing to expand economic opportunities, and applying income bonuses to finance job searches in other labor markets. Section I discusses previous migration research and describes the purpose of this report as introducing an appropriate migration model. Section II presents the underlying conceptual framework and some general hypotheses derived from it. Section III discusses data, sample, estimation techniques, and definitions of variables. In section IV, specific hypotheses explaining whether or not a family migrates are proposed and tested. The choice of destination analysis is presented in section V. The report concludes, in Section VI, with a summary of the seven main findings, a discussion of the policy implications of the research, and suggestions for further research. Included among findings are that unemployment, job dissatisfaction, and wives' opinions have a significant influence on a family's decision to move. References are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Statistics, Family Mobility, Family (Sociological Unit), Geographic Location, Human Geography, Human Resources, Longitudinal Studies, Migration Patterns, Models, Policy Formation, Relocation, Social Science Research, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Publications, Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($7.00 paperback)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.