What is it about?

The paper explores counterurban migration patterns among families with children leaving Swedish metropolitan areas, and whether some groups of skilled professions are more likely to make a counterurban move than others. Families mainly move to medium-sized or small towns. The highly educated are overrepresented and provides a potential for an inflow of competence to the receiving areas. Knowledge sector professionals does not seem to make counterurban moves more than other professionals. Instead, public sector professionals characterise families making a counterurban move to all destination regions.

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Why is it important?

This study challenges the traditional narrative of counterurbanisation and explore whether type of profession could influence who would take the step to move downwards in the urban hierarchy.

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This page is a summary of: Which families move out from metropolitan areas? Counterurban migration and professions in Sweden, European Urban and Regional Studies, December 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0969776419893017.
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