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Exploring Dutch Migration to Rural Sweden: International Counterurbanisation in the EU
Örebro University.
Örebro University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2012 (English)In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, ISSN 0040-747X, E-ISSN 1467-9663, Vol. 103, no 3, 330-346 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores whether the concept of counterurbanisation, expanded with an internationaldimension, offers a valuable framework for understanding recent migration flows from theNetherlands to Sweden. Using a geo-referenced database comprising demographic and socioeconomicvariables, the post-migration employment status, employment sector and settlementlocation of Dutch migrants in Central Sweden are analysed. In addition, results from observation,interviews and a survey during emigration fairs are employed to describe the motives for migrationfrom the Netherlands to Central Sweden. We argue that counterurbanisation is not an exhaustedresearch topic, when international political, economic and socio-cultural factors are added to thestudy.

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2012. Vol. 103, no 3, 330-346 p.
Keyword [en]
international counterurbanisation, Central Sweden, database, interviews, Dutch migration
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Social and Economic Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56723DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9663.2011.00696.xOAI: diva2:537051
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2012-07-23Bibliographically approved

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