Determinants of moving plans: Did white residents panic move?

  • David P. Varady


The previous chapter described the speed and character of racial transition in Wynnefield. This and the following two chapters seek to explain these shifts. There is increasing consensus among researchers that in order to explain residential shifts of particular ethnic groups it is necessary to examine the mobility decisions of individual households. Consequently, this chapter focuses on three research questions related to the determinants of moving plans of white Wynnefield households:
  1. 1.

    To what extent was racial change associated with a tendency on the part of white families to accelerate their moving plans?

  2. 2.

    What family characteristics (including the family’s religious identification) contributed to the willingness to remain?

  3. 3.

    To what extent did two Jewish religious characteristics — Jewish denominational affiliation and frequency of synagogue attendance — contribute to explaining variations in moving plans?



Household Head Tenant Status White Family Mixed Area White Resident 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Varady
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CincinnatiUSA

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