The paper explores processes of social change in rural communities by examining migration processes and social changes in remote rural locations in Denmark. Through a survey among both in-migrants and long-term residents focus lays on three themes: changes in rural life due to in-migration, the development of relationships between local residents and newcomers and the integration of newcomers in rural communities. In this way the paper gives insight into the relation between migration processes and social life change and it also gives new insight in how rural communities can attract newcomers as well as can keep them from moving out again.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Rural at the edge: The 2nd Nordic Conference for Rural Research - University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland|
Duration: 21 May 2012 → 23 May 2012
|Conference||Rural at the edge|
|Location||University of Eastern Finland|
|Period||21/05/2012 → 23/05/2012|