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Note on Some Problems in Interpreting Migration Data from the 1960 Census of Population

Ann R. Miller
Demography
Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb., 1969), pp. 13-16
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2060096
Page Count: 4
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Note on Some Problems in Interpreting Migration Data from the 1960 Census of Population
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Abstract

Movements of young men into and out of the armed forces and youth entering and leaving the college population are an important component of the migration between 1955 and 1960 recorded in the 1960 Census of the United States. Measures of the migration behavior of persons in the armed forces or attending college at the end of the period (1960) are presented to show the substantial volume of these special types of movement. Under 1960 Census procedures, no corresponding measures of the migration behavior of persons in the armed forces or attending college at the beginning of the period (1955) can be obtained. A sizeable number of the "migrants," especially the young and well educated, identified in the 1960 Censuses must be persons who were in the armed forces or away at college in 1955 and, by 1960, had completed their military service or their education and returned to their previous places of residence.

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