TITLE

A SAMPLE STUDY OF MIGRATION TO KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

AUTHOR(S)
Mauldin, W. Parker
PUB. DATE
March 1940
SOURCE
Social Forces;Mar40, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p360
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on migration to Knoxville, Tennesse. Several questions present themselves in relation to selective migration to metropolitan areas, are the natives more or less intelligent than the migrants? If there is a difference in intelligence between migrants and non-migrants, is the difference genetic or environmental? If the differences may be attributed to environmental influences, what is the relationship between length of residence in the city and achievement? A sample study of selective migration was made in Knoxville, Tennessee, a city of slightly more than 105,000 population as of March 1, 1939, were divided into two groups, migrants to the city and those born in the city. The migrants were divided into three groups according to place of residence prior to their coming to Knoxville, the three groups being rural, urban, and large urban. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there is selective migration, hence, it was desirable to divide the migrants into groups according to place of previous residence because it is probable that different factors operate in different types of areas to condition the characteristics of migrants from a given area.
ACCESSION #
13511175

 

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