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How migration motives change over distance: evidence on variations across socioeconomic and demographic groups

Niedomysl, Thomas LU (2011) In Regional Studies 45(6). p.843-855
Abstract
Migration researchers have long known that the motives for changing place of residence vary over migration distance. Typically, short-distance moves are regarded as motivated by housing considerations and longer-distance moves primarily by employment considerations. Using a large-scale survey on migration motives, this paper explores how migration motives change over migration distance. Particular attention is paid to variations across socio-economic and demographic

groups. The results show that the housing- versus employment-driven migration dichotomy, over short and long distances, respectively, is still somewhat valid, though the present findings give a much more nuanced interpretation. The paper reveals considerable variation... (More)
Migration researchers have long known that the motives for changing place of residence vary over migration distance. Typically, short-distance moves are regarded as motivated by housing considerations and longer-distance moves primarily by employment considerations. Using a large-scale survey on migration motives, this paper explores how migration motives change over migration distance. Particular attention is paid to variations across socio-economic and demographic

groups. The results show that the housing- versus employment-driven migration dichotomy, over short and long distances, respectively, is still somewhat valid, though the present findings give a much more nuanced interpretation. The paper reveals considerable variation in migration motives, not only over migration distance, but also particularly in relation to migrant socio-economic and demographic characteristics. (Less)
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Sweden, Distance Survey data, Migration Motives
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Regional Studies
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45
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6
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Taylor & Francis
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1360-0591
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10.1080/00343401003614266
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groups. The results show that the housing- versus employment-driven migration dichotomy, over short and long distances, respectively, is still somewhat valid, though the present findings give a much more nuanced interpretation. The paper reveals considerable variation in migration motives, not only over migration distance, but also particularly in relation to migrant socio-economic and demographic characteristics.},
  author       = {Niedomysl, Thomas},
  issn         = {1360-0591},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Distance Survey data,Migration Motives},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {843--855},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Regional Studies},
  title        = {How migration motives change over distance: evidence on variations across socioeconomic and demographic groups},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343401003614266},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2011},
}