Explanations for Long-Distance Counter-Urban Migration into Fringe Areas in Denmark

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In Denmark, as in most other European
countries, there is a net migration from the
less urbanized to the more urbanized parts of
the country. This article summarizes the
results of a Danish study on the extent and
composition of migration fl ows; and on factors
and conditions that have a decisive infl uence
on migration to fringe areas. The study shows
that a considerable share of movers to the
fringe areas in Denmark can be characterised
as income-transfer mover. They are people
without employment moving to get lower
housing costs. But there are also groups of
people moving to employment in the areas,
going back to places where they have grown
up or moving to better housing conditions in
a more natural environment.
TidsskriftPopulation, Space and Place (Online)
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)627-641
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 2009


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