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Back to the city: internal return migration to metropolitan regions in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
Kulturgeografiska inst, Lunds universitet.
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 10, 2477-2494 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Longitudinal microdata on the Swedish population, 1990-2006, are used to examine the numbers and characteristics of internal return migrants, emphasizing Sweden's three largest cities. Our study indicates that metropolitan regions are gaining population from net return migration, which thus carries people in the same direction as does most internal migration. Evidence also indicates that returnees to metropolitan regions are more likely to stay permanently than are migrants returning elsewhere. Furthermore, return migrants to metropolitan regions are distinguished from other return migrants in ways that emphasize the advantages of these regions, higher incomes and levels of education being among the pronounced attributes. However, metro-bound returnees do not have as many children as do other return migrants.

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2013. Vol. 45, no 10, 2477-2494 p.
Keyword [en]
internal return migration, metropolitan areas, urban
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188531DOI: 10.1068/a45492ISI: 000327287000014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-188531DiVA: diva2:578165
Available from: 2012-12-17 Created: 2012-12-17 Last updated: 2014-01-17Bibliographically approved

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