Black migration reversal in the United States.

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During the 1970s the South shifted to net black in-migration. The trend continues in the 1980s. This reversal at the regional scale reflects social and economic forces that have increased opportunities for blacks. This shift is a reversal of highly channelized migratory streams linking specific southern and northern states. Southward flows reflect behavioral processes in black migration. The reversal demonstrates that structural and behavioral viewpoints on migration are complementary. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-182
Number of pages12
JournalGeographical Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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