Migration and household/family structure: Puerto Ricans in the United States.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

"The analyses in this research were intended to demonstrate the advantages of utilizing microdata from [U.S.] census sources for examining migration status and related household and family structures. By asking for the self-identification of ethnic origin, in this case Spanish/Hispanic origin, a census is able to trace not only first generation migrants by different durations of residence, but also later generations. The flexibility afforded by microdata tape files enables [the authors] to further examine multilevel effects of migration and family patterns. In this present example, the widespread nature of family instability among persons of Puerto Rican origin in the New York/New Jersey area has been noted." (summary in FRE, SPA)

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Muschkin, CG; Myers, GC

Published Date

  • December 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 495 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 12159619

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-2435.1985.tb00336.x


  • eng