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Interregional migration propensity and labour market size, Sweden 1970-2001

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Lundholm, Emma

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Abstract The tendency in several European countries toward an increase in commuting has sometimes been presented as one possible explanation for why interregional migration propensity has decreased. This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of job availability on migration propensity over time. Other studies have shown that the size of the labour market has an effect on migration propensity, the same effect was found in this study. However, no evidence was found that job availability has become more influential on migration over time. The process of extended commuting has thus not made commuting opportunities more important as explanatory factor for interregional migration. This result may turn the commuting migration substitution argument around, suggesting that the increase in commuting is a result of declining migration tolerance in all places, regardless of the size of the labour market.
Classification Economic and Social Geography; Labor Market Research
Free Keywords Interregional migration; Labour market size; Commuting; Sweden
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 455-464
Journal Regional Studies, 44 (2010) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400802662674
Status Postprint; reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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