Elizabeth Fussell - Brown University

Work, family, housing, and displacement: Migrants’ reasons for moving, socio-demographic selection, and residential outcomes

    Date:  03/10/2016 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Gross Hall - 270

    Organizer:  Jessica Ho

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    All meetings will be in Gross Hall - 267 unless otherwise noted.

    8:20am - Breakfast w/ Jessica Ho

    9:30am - Elizabeth Frankenberg

   10:00am - Marcos Rangel

   10:30am - Seth Sanders

   11:00am - Arun Hendi

   11:30am - Giovanna Merli

   12:00pm - Lunch w/ Gina Turrini, Maria Laurito, Mike Burrows

    1:15pm - Gina Turrini, Maria Laurito

    1:45pm - Emma Zang

    2:15pm - Duncan Thomas

    3:15pm - SEMINAR PREP

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    6:00pm - Dinner w/ Jessica Ho, Marcos Rangel, Elizabeth Frankenberg (Tonali)

    Additional Comments:  Abstract: Migration theories posit that processes selecting people into voluntary and involuntary migration differ, but without data sets that include measures of the causes of mobility there is little evidence demonstrating these selection effects. The American Housing Survey, 1997-2013, provides a unique opportunity to examine selection effects associated with a variety of reported reasons for changing residences, and in doing so, to unify disparate fields of migration research. This research examines selection into five mover types (employment related, housing-related, family-related, disaster-related, and other forced moves) and residential outcomes for each of these mover types. Findings show that mover types have different socio-demographic profiles, and that voluntary movers – particularly housing- or family-related movers – gain more than those who move for involuntary reasons.