ON CE the family moves to the housing estate, the question of how they came to be there has for them an academic flavour, and for us the question now is the difference migration has made to them. Table 14 compares contacts with relatives before leaving Bethnal Green with those in 1953 and 1955. It records the total contacts of husbands and wives with parents and siblings on both sides: before he moved, the average husband, for example, saw one or other of his relatives on 15 occasions in a week.