Migration of Recent College Graduates

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dc.contributor.advisor Theodore N. Greenstein, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor William Clifford, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Stephen Lilley, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Catherine Zimmer, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Heuer, Ruth Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T19:23:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T19:23:17Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-15 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03022004-121508 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/5950
dc.description.abstract This research examines the effects of education, employment, and background characteristics on the migration of a recent cohort of bachelor degree recipients. The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000) data and the Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B:2000/2001) data are used to address the following questions: Who migrates after graduating from college? Do they migrate to rural or urban areas? How far do they migrate? Are they citing employment or quality of life reasons for migrating? Approximately one-half of the sample of recent college graduates were living more than 50 miles from where they lived when they completed high school. Those who migrated live, on average, about 450 miles from where they attended high school. In general, recent graduates tend to migrate to metropolitan areas, although certain characteristics (e.g., older graduates, those who are married, those who have children, and those who grew up in a rural area or small town) are associated with migration to nonmetropolitan areas. Similarly, most recent graduates cited employment reasons for migrating, although those in certain high demand fields, those currently enrolled, singles, males, and younger graduates were more likely than their counterparts to cite quality of life reasons. en_US
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dc.subject rural-urban migration en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject reason en_US
dc.subject migration distance en_US
dc.subject bachelor's degree en_US
dc.subject internal migration en_US
dc.subject rural sociology en_US
dc.title Migration of Recent College Graduates en_US
dc.degree.name PhD en_US
dc.degree.level dissertation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US

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