Are movers still the same?: Characteristics of interregional migrants in Sweden 1970 - 2001
2007 (English)In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, ISSN 0040-747X, E-ISSN 1467-9663, Vol. 98, no 3, 336-348 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study is to investigate interregional migration in Sweden during the last three decades and to discuss the effects that changes on the labour market and in household structures have had on migration patterns. The empirical data consists of all interregional migrants in Sweden from 1970 to 2001. The results indicate that the pattern of labour market-related migration has changed as more migrants today migrate at an age prior to having become established on the labour market. The increase in interregional migration is to a large extent an effect of increased student migration. The study further shows that changed household structures have also had an impact on migration patterns during the studied period. Interregional migration among families has become rarer as dual income households have become the norm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons Inc. , 2007. Vol. 98, no 3, 336-348 p.
Interregional migration, labour market, sweden, household structure
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14854DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9663.2007.00401.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-14854DiVA: diva2:154526