Cover: The Propensity To Move: A Longitudinal Analysis.

The Propensity To Move: A Longitudinal Analysis.

Published 1971

by Peter A. Morrison

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback45 pages $20.00

Analyzes social and longitudinal factors related to the propensity to move in order to strengthen the existing foundation for a forecasting model of population mobility. The investigation proceeds in two stages. First, forces that condition the individual's propensity to move are examined. Second, the effects identified are then traced at an aggregate scale for 12 separate metropolitan areas to determine which aggregate indexes capture that most important features of local population composition for projecting intermetropolitan migration. Findings reveal that observed mobility rates result from repeated and frequent moves by the same people rather than single moves by the observed population at risk. The tempo of mobility in metropolitan area is strongly influenced by the relative mix of hyper- and hypomobile residents. This dimension of population composition is measured most effectively by indexes of prior mobility, augmented by customary socioeconomic measures. 45 pp. Ref.

This report is part of the RAND report series. The report was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.