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Christine Leibbrand and Stewart Tolnay Explore Outcomes of the Great Migration for the Next Generation

Posted: 1/9/2018 (CSDE Research)

During the Great Migration, African Americans left the South to seek better fortunes in other regions of the U.S., which had repercussions for both their communities and the nation. Affiliate Stewart Tolnay, Professor of Sociology, and CSDE Trainee Christine Leibbrand, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, —along with colleagues at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan—co-authored a recent study on the outcomes of the Great Migration for the children of migrants.  The study, published in the December issue of Demography, looks beyond the immediate aftermath of the Great Migration to its effects on the next generation, and finds that children of African American migrants fared better than those whose parents stayed in the South. The full article is available below.

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