Newcomers to rural Denmark: exploring migration processes and social life changes

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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.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventRural at the edge: The 2nd Nordic Conference for Rural Research - University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Duration: 21 May 201223 May 2012


ConferenceRural at the edge
LocationUniversity of Eastern Finland
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