Social conflict associated with turnaround migration: evidence from northern Michigan

TitleSocial conflict associated with turnaround migration: evidence from northern Michigan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsWellman JDouglas, Marans RW
JournalJournal of the Community Development Society
Volume14
Issue1
Pagination1-15
KeywordsSOCIAL
Abstract

The possibility of social conflict associated with turnaround migration has been raised, but has thus far received only limited empirical examination. This paper reports comparisons between urban origin newcomers and established permanent residents in two northern lower Michigan counties experiencing turnaround migration. Minimal differences were found between the groups in their background characteristics and attitudes toward local public services and regional growth and development. Newcomers were more likely to participate in outdoor recreation activities, but this difference in itself is not seen as a major source of social conflict. Attributes of the study area are considered to explain the absence of differences expected from review of the literature.