Contributions of Rural Migrants to the Urban Occupational Structure

Rural-urban migrants in the United States do not appear to contribute unduly to the lower status urban occupations. Nationally, their shares in 1967 were about equal to their share of urban population in the professional and managerial occupations, higher among craftsmen and operatives, and lower for clerical and sales people. They were represented proportionally in the service and nonfarm labor categories, and excessively among private household workers. Some differences in occupations of ruralurban migrants were noted for race-sex groups and for the South compared with thc non-South.


Issue Date:
1974-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/147165
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 26, Number 2
Page range:
25-32
Total Pages:
8




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