Chapter

The Price of Longevity

Kelly A. Minor

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034034
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0003
The Price of Longevity

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This chapter examines rural women and the ways that migration impacts them. It focuses on a group of people and institutions who are not migrating per se but who must respond to rapid migration and urbanization taking place miles away in the urban parts of the state. Migration histories tend to naturally concentrate on the migrants as the central characters; but here it is shown that the impact and reach of migration influences rural populations even if their mobility is more static over time than their urban counterparts.

Keywords: rural women; migration; urbanization; rural population

Chapter.  12618 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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