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Migration, Internal--United States; Social status


From previous studies of migration, it was hypothesized that those of higher social status, elites, tended to migrate in greater proportions than non-elites. Data taken from Who's Who In America and published census results for Minnesota indicated that this was, indeed, the case, but more so in 1940 than in 1959-1960. A sharp decline for elite in-migration to Minnesota took place in the 20-year period. Yet the rate of increase for Minnesota elites between 1940 and 1959 was much higher than the increase in population oi: the state. Minnesota is producing more of its own elites today than it did before World War II, indicating an actual increase in opportunity for native Minnesotans to achieve elite status.

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