ERIC Number: ED463382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Shifting Patterns of Black Migration from and into the Nonmetropolitan South, 1965-95. Rural Development Research Report.
Fuguitt, Glenn V.; Fulton, John A.; Beale, Calvin L.
This report measures the amount of black migration from and to the nonmetropolitan parts of the United States south from 1965-70 and 1990-95. It considers trends both within the south and with the rest of the nation. For perspective, comparisons are made with the movement of the non-black population, more than 90 percent of which is white. In the period between 1965 and 1995, black migration from the nonmetropolitan (rural and small-town) south to places in the north and west declined significantly, shifting instead mostly to the metropolitan south. This outmovement, in turn, became offset by migration of blacks into (or back to) rural districts from metropolitan areas. Net population loss is still evident in areas of the western nonmetropolitan south that have significant proportions of blacks, but not in the eastern south. Migration lowered the education level of the nonmetropolitan black population somewhat by a net loss of college graduates and a net inflow of persons who had not finished high school. Poverty rates of blacks coming into the nonmetropolitan south were as high as those of the nonmigrant population, indicating no general income benefit from the urban inflow. (Contains 27 references, 11 figures, and 3 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Attainment, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Poverty, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration, Socioeconomic Status, Suburbs, Urban Areas, Urban to Rural Migration, Urban to Suburban Migration
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Agriculture and Rural Economics Div.