ERIC Number: ED190322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Rebirth of Rural America: Rural Migration in the Midwest.
Sofranko, Andrew J., Ed.; Williams, James D., Ed.
The trend reversing the massive nonmetropolitan-to-metropolitan migration of the past several decades is documented in this volume which is divided into three parts. Part I provides insights into several aspects of the new migration trend in the North Central Region of the U.S. The primary emphasis is on metropolitan origin migrants. Survey findings are included on: the characteristics of migrants; the types of places from which they are coming and to which they are going; their reasons for leaving metropolitan areas and for choosing their destinations; the impact of the move on the migrant household; and the adjustment and integration of migrants in the new settings. Part II focuses on selected impacts implied by the new migration; for example, whether migrants exhibit differences in values, attitudes and preferences or whether they are likely to remain permanently in their new residences. Primary attention is given to the growth and economic development issue. Part II also focuses on the number and characteristics of migrants who are potentially mobile. In Part III detailed information is provided on several components of the metropolitan-to-nonmetropolitan stream which figure prominently in discussions of the new migration: the job seekers and amenity or quality-of-life movers; older--primarily retirement--migrants; and return migrants. Part III explores many of the general migration processes examined in Part I but in terms of specific subpopulations. (Author/AN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.