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Regional Migration in Sweden: A study on the determinants of out-migration connected to Swedish municipal disparities.

Carlsson, Sofie LU (2015) EKHM51 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The thesis studies internal migration patterns in Sweden in respect to regional disparities between urban and rural municipalities. Sweden, with many other developed countries, is struggling with depopulation in rural regions, which in the long run can cause problems maintaining services and fundamental institutions in the municipality. As the main responsibility of municipalities is to maintain these services to uphold living standards, it is of importance to study the determinants of depopulation. Migration is a significant part of the depopulation matter, where the failure to maintain the younger population in the municipalities strips the opportunities of building a sustainable and attractive society.

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The thesis studies internal migration patterns in Sweden in respect to regional disparities between urban and rural municipalities. Sweden, with many other developed countries, is struggling with depopulation in rural regions, which in the long run can cause problems maintaining services and fundamental institutions in the municipality. As the main responsibility of municipalities is to maintain these services to uphold living standards, it is of importance to study the determinants of depopulation. Migration is a significant part of the depopulation matter, where the failure to maintain the younger population in the municipalities strips the opportunities of building a sustainable and attractive society.

The aim of the thesis is to determine whether interregional migration is driven by disequilibrium mechanisms of economic opportunities and basic services between the municipalities. The purpose of the thesis is to highlight the problem of depopulation and to show migration as a part of the problem. Exploring the determinants of migration and understanding migration flows is important both in the formulation of national and regional policies to tackle the depopulation trend and to enable a more efficient policy-making process. (Less)
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author
Carlsson, Sofie LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHM51 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Rural depopulation, internal migration, rural municipalities, and regional disparities.
language
English
id
5473870
date added to LUP
2015-06-26 13:22:06
date last changed
2015-06-26 13:22:06
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  abstract     = {The thesis studies internal migration patterns in Sweden in respect to regional disparities between urban and rural municipalities. Sweden, with many other developed countries, is struggling with depopulation in rural regions, which in the long run can cause problems maintaining services and fundamental institutions in the municipality. As the main responsibility of municipalities is to maintain these services to uphold living standards, it is of importance to study the determinants of depopulation. Migration is a significant part of the depopulation matter, where the failure to maintain the younger population in the municipalities strips the opportunities of building a sustainable and attractive society. 

The aim of the thesis is to determine whether interregional migration is driven by disequilibrium mechanisms of economic opportunities and basic services between the municipalities. The purpose of the thesis is to highlight the problem of depopulation and to show migration as a part of the problem. Exploring the determinants of migration and understanding migration flows is important both in the formulation of national and regional policies to tackle the depopulation trend and to enable a more efficient policy-making process.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Sofie},
  keyword      = {Rural depopulation,internal migration,rural municipalities,and regional disparities.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regional Migration in Sweden: A study on the determinants of out-migration connected to Swedish municipal disparities.},
  year         = {2015},
}