Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

, Volume 11, Issue 1–2, pp 97–113 | Cite as

Geographic mobility and demographic and socioeconomic market segmentation

  • Gerald Albaum
  • Del I. Hawkins


A change in geographic location is a common occurrence in American society and it tends to initiate a series of consumption decisions. Past research indicates that those who move tend to differ in demographic and socioeconomic characteristics from those who do not move. Likewise, local movers have been found to differ from long-distance movers. This study analyzes the extent to which intercounty movers differ from intracounty movers on socioeconomic and demographic variables. The results suggest that these two groups are not unique market segments.


Income Market Research Canonical Correlation Total Move Local Mobile 
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© Academy of Marketing Science 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Albaum
    • 1
  • Del I. Hawkins
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OregonEugeneUSA

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