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PAM 2030, Week 11 Notes

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Professor Sassler
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Date Created: 04/16/16
PAM 2030 Sassler Spring 2016 April 12, 2016  iclicker: great migration definition (south to north migration of blacks)  Family o Sayer: children are getting negatively affected by the economic change  look at change in time spent with children  we looked at women, noted that increased education has made parenting easier o education also contributes to diverging childhoods  men spend more time too  behavioral changes account for more change than compositional shifts  ex. working employ has less effect than a change in mentality  trends: homeschooling has the potential to increase  children: get more time with parents  families: both parents report increased stress  cultural shift: time with children is valued more  Migration o one of the three components of demography o population change and urbanization o linked with social stratification and upward mobility o affects US electoral map and representation o different from ivtal events  socioeconomic process, not biological  restrictions on occurrence  repeatable event within the individual  migration is inherently spatial  migration is reversible o geographic mobility  migration as a permanent change in residence  migration between labor markets  residential mobility; local changes o types:  special conception  internal migration: moving within a country  international migration o in/out migration  duration concerns  is the move relatively permanent  is it temporary  how far a distance  appropriate unit of analysis  individuals vs. households o census: migration is defined as moves across jurisdictional boundaries o UN: at least 1 year in a new location in order to be considered migrant o immigration vs. emigration  long term immigrants (>1 year)  international migrants  legal immigrants (official documentation, visa)  undocumented immigrants (without official visa) o foreign born, non citizens o without valid documentation or overstayed valid visas  refugees: fear persecution, file for status in origin country to emigrate  asylees: already in the country during admission application  visitors o migration: mid level theories  early attempts of theory  1880s, Ravenstein, geographer o inductive approach to developing rules for migration  migration and distance: most migrate relatively short distances  migration by stages: most migration happens in waves  streams and counterstreams: movement can occur in either direction  location: urban dwellers as less migratory than rural  females dominate among short term journeys  development increases migration  economics motives rather than political ones dominate as a reason for moving o pros and cons  modernization and urbanization and women are considered  (negative) aggregate models  no individual or family models  no characteristic/cultural/duration analysis  1970s, Lee o origin, destination, intervening obstacles, push and pull factors  more recents: consider more family o theories  non classical economics approach  macro vs. micro  supply and demand/cost and benefit  new economics of migration  collective group decision making  segmented labor market  world systems  core vs. periphery  social capital  cumulative causation April 14, 2016  iclicker: urban areas had higher death rates and thus needed migration and urbanization  Measuring Migration o difficulties: no available count of in or out migration, no universally agree upon measure o megraphic balancing equation o net migration: requires 10 years of birth and death data  uses 11 years and mid year populations  (P2010P2000-(20002010 2002010net migration  can be negative o natural increase : NI = B-D o 10 year net migration ratio o proportion of population growth  estimating migration : surveys, where people move and live o results show most moves are short distance o mover rate has been declining  dual career couples, aging population  the migrants: young adults (and their children) move the most o women and men have same rates (gender equality)  international migration o opportunity structures in place of origin vs. destination  step migration (rural to town to city to another country)  chain migration (a pioneer followed by others  Massey’s Perverse Laws of International Migration o it’s easier to start than stop o restrictive actions often have the opposite effect  decreases circular migration  fundamental causes may be outside policy’s control  immigrants understand immigration better than politicians and academics  thus are often able to circumvent policies aimed at stopping them  US, Canada, etc o US: has 20% of the worlds’ migrants  mostly from Asia and Latin America  favors family reunification o Canada:  mostly from Asia  favors employment and educational potential o Europe: more diversity  Urbanization o urban transition: rural/agricultural to urban  majority of US reside in cities (characteristics of richer countries)  range: 0% to 100% in urban areas  1800: 3% o urban, a function of:  population size  land area (space)  ratio of population to space  economic and social organization o proximate determinates of urbanization  internal rural to urban migration  natural increase  international urban migration  reclassification (rural to urban)  combination of all of the above o urban negatives: crowded, strangers, prone to slums o suburbanization  urban sprawl  development of edge cities, satellite cities  edge city o 5+ million sq. ft. of leasable office space o 600,000+ sq. ft. of leasable retail space o number of jobs > number of bedrooms o perceived as a single place o recently developed/created  smart cities: gentrification and new urbanism  urban vs. rural: a continuum, not a dichotomy


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