Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1

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Counterurbanization in a growing local labour market in Sweden

Niklas Bergström, Ulf Wiberg

Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1, pp. 147-164

Abstract

This article analyses an internal migration pattern in terms of out-migration from the core of a growing urban region to the hinterland. The case addressed is that of the Umea region in northern Sweden. The analysis is divided into two parts; exami-ning socio-economic characteristics among the out-migrants on one hand, and on the other testing various spatial components in the hinterland with regard to their impact on where out-migrants have settled.

Keywords: attractiveness, counterurbanization, migration, rural areas, Sweden

Niklas Bergström, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeä University, SE-901 87 Umeä
Ulf Wiberg, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeä University, SE-901 87 Umeä