Migration and Status Attainment among Norwegian Men
Acta-Sociologica; 1993, 36, 4, 327-342.
Examines the marginal contributions of migration to occupational status & income among a sample of 22,000+ Norwegian men ages 30-36 drawn from the 1960, 1970, & 1980 censuses. Variables representing distance of migration & a taxonomy of migration paths are added to baseline human capital regression models for occupational prestige & income. The findings indicate that the type of labor market of destination as well as the distance of migration make a difference in terms of status attainment. Urban destinations, &/or long-distance migration, give gains of 2-3 points in occupational prestige & 10%-16% in income compared to remaining in rural areas. The most rewarding path is long-distance, urban to urban migration. 5 Tables, 1 Figure, 25 References. Adapted from the source document. (Copyright 1994, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.)