Accession Number : AD0731265

Title :   Movers and Stayers: An analysis Based on Two Longitudinal Data Files,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Morrison,Peter A.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The mover-stayer model of mobility stipulates that only a subset of an observed population at risk is actually engaged in the process being analyzed. Extension of this formulation to the continuous case has been limited by a paucity of suitable data. This paper reports an analysis of residential departure based on two longitudinal data files. The findings reveal a substantial degree of recurrence and chronicity in mobility behavior. Certain population segments show a pronounced tendency to change residence repeatedly and frequently, while others remain virtually immobile. Regression analysis reveals, moreover, that chronically mobile persons are best identified by indices of past mobility augmented by selected socioeconomic measures. These findings underscore the need to account for heterogeneity of risk in models of mobility. They strongly support the logic and authenticity of the mover-stayer model and the importance of making the distinction with as much precision and graduation as available data will permit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POPULATION, MOBILITY), (*REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SOCIOMETRICS, GROUP DYNAMICS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE