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Varför flytta tillbaka till en landsbygdskommun? - En fallstudie om återflyttning till olofströms kommun

Stjärnkvist, Olivia LU (2016) SGEL36 20161
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Many rural municipalities in Sweden are faced with challenges related to declining population. As people leave the municipality where they grew up in order to pursue university degrees, job opportunities or for other reasons, and a majority might leave for good. However, later in life some of these people return. The aim of this study is to investigate why internal return migrants return to rural municipalities in Sweden. Since most previous studies about internal return migration have been quantitative, this study takes a qualitative approach in order to deepen the knowledge about return migrants self-experienced motives for returning. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with return migrants from the rural municipality... (More)
Many rural municipalities in Sweden are faced with challenges related to declining population. As people leave the municipality where they grew up in order to pursue university degrees, job opportunities or for other reasons, and a majority might leave for good. However, later in life some of these people return. The aim of this study is to investigate why internal return migrants return to rural municipalities in Sweden. Since most previous studies about internal return migration have been quantitative, this study takes a qualitative approach in order to deepen the knowledge about return migrants self-experienced motives for returning. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with return migrants from the rural municipality Olofström, which has seen its population decline over a number of years. The theoretical framework consists of both theory that explains return migration as an outcome of external forces, and theory that focuses on the migrant as the active decision maker. The result indicates that although social connections are the primary reason for returning, the return move is often the outcome of a complex interplay of place related motives, that except from social connections also concerns work opportunities and preferences for a rural living environment. (Less)
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Stjärnkvist, Olivia LU
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SGEL36 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Return migration, motives, rural, qualitative methods
language
Swedish
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8875293
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2016-06-09 12:57:04
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  abstract     = {Many rural municipalities in Sweden are faced with challenges related to declining population. As people leave the municipality where they grew up in order to pursue university degrees, job opportunities or for other reasons, and a majority might leave for good. However, later in life some of these people return. The aim of this study is to investigate why internal return migrants return to rural municipalities in Sweden. Since most previous studies about internal return migration have been quantitative, this study takes a qualitative approach in order to deepen the knowledge about return migrants self-experienced motives for returning. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with return migrants from the rural municipality Olofström, which has seen its population decline over a number of years. The theoretical framework consists of both theory that explains return migration as an outcome of external forces, and theory that focuses on the migrant as the active decision maker. The result indicates that although social connections are the primary reason for returning, the return move is often the outcome of a complex interplay of place related motives, that except from social connections also concerns work opportunities and preferences for a rural living environment.},
  author       = {Stjärnkvist, Olivia},
  keyword      = {Return migration,motives,rural,qualitative methods},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför flytta tillbaka till en landsbygdskommun? - En fallstudie om återflyttning till olofströms kommun},
  year         = {2016},
}