Young Swedes' attitudes towards rural areas
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This article deals with young people's attitudes towards living in rural communities. The study is based on standardised interviews with 400 males and females aged 15-25 years. Half the population lived in the university city of Umeå while the others were residents in five rural minicipalities surrounding Umeå. In general, the males and females aged 19-25 had a much more positive attitude towards living in rural communities than did those aged 15-18. Nevertheless, only half of the young people already living in the rural municipalities wanted to stay there. Among the young people living in the city, slightly less than 50% showed an interest in moving to the surrounding rural areas, mainly the countryside within commuting distance from the city. The connection between the need for higher education and out-migration of young people from rural areas is also highlighted.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-94288DiVA: diva2:753125
Submitted 2002, 20 sidor.2014-10-072014-10-072014-10-07Bibliographically approved