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Race, Gender, and Marriage: Destination Selection during the Great Migration

Citation

White, Katherine J. Curtis; Crowder, Kyle D.; Tolnay, Stewart E.; & Adelman, Robert M. (2005). Race, Gender, and Marriage: Destination Selection during the Great Migration. Demography, 42(2), 215-241.

Abstract

Using historical census microdata, we present a unique analysis of racial and gender disparities in destination selection and an exploration of hypotheses regarding tied migration in the historical context of the Great Migration. Black migrants were more likely to move to metropolitan areas and central cities throughout the period, while white migrants were more likely to locate in nonmetropolitan and farm destinations. Gender differences were largely dependent on marital status. Consistent with the "tied-migration" thesis, married women had destination outcomes that were similar to those of men, whereas single women had a greater propensity to reside in metropolitan locations where economic opportunities for women were more plentiful.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dem.2005.0019

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2005

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

White, Katherine J. Curtis
Crowder, Kyle D.
Tolnay, Stewart E.
Adelman, Robert M.