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Geographic Migration of Black and White Families Over Four Generations

Overview of attention for article published in Demography, January 2015
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Title
Geographic Migration of Black and White Families Over Four Generations
Published in
Demography, January 2015
DOI 10.1007/s13524-014-0368-8
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Authors

Patrick Sharkey

Abstract

This article analyzes patterns of geographic migration of black and white American families over four consecutive generations. The analysis is based on a unique set of questions in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) asking respondents about the counties and states in which their parents and grandparents were raised. Using this information along with the extensive geographic information available in the PSID survey, the article tracks the geographic locations of four generations of family members and considers the ways in which families and places are linked together over the course of a family's history. The patterns documented in the article are consistent with much of the demographic literature on the Great Migration of black Americans out of the South, but they reveal new insights into patterns of black migration after the Great Migration. In the most recent generation, black Americans have remained in place to a degree that is unique relative to the previous generation and relative to whites of the same generation. This new geographic immobility is the most pronounced change in black Americans' migration patterns after the Great Migration, and it is a pattern that has implications for the demography of black migration as well as the literature on racial inequality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 8%
Unknown 49 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 42%
Professor 8 15%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Master 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 41 77%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 8%
Psychology 3 6%
Unspecified 2 4%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2015.
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