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Urbanism, Migration, and Tolerance: A Reassessment
Thomas C. Wilson
American Sociological Review
Vol. 56, No. 1 (Feb., 1991), pp. 117-123
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095677
Page Count: 7
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Previous research has found only modest effects of community size on social psychological characteristics of residents. Focusing on urban experience, I find that urbanism's impact on personality may be stronger than previously thought. For respondents whose urban experience is adequately reflected by available community size measures, community size has strong positive effects on tolerance. Migration also promotes tolerance regardless of size of destination community.
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