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Factors Influencing Rural Migration Decisions in Scotland: An Analysis of the Evidence

DescriptionThis study coordinates evidence of the factors influencing rural migration decisions in Scotland, and ascertains the implications for policy. It focuses on age/life-stage related factors.
ISBN978 0 755996162
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2010
Website Publication DateSeptember 10, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9616 2 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
DPPAS 10642

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This Report is accompanied by a Research Findings

Helena Crow
Rural Analytical Unit
Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate
Scottish Government

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION

2 METHODOLOGY

3 'PUSH' FACTORS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO LEAVE RURAL AREAS

4 'PULL' FACTORS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO MOVE TO RURAL AREAS

5 'STAY' FACTORS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO REMAIN IN RURAL AREAS

6 'RETURN' FACTORS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO MOVE BACK INTO RURAL AREAS, HAVING MOVED AWAY

7 POLICY IMPLICATIONS FROM THE LITERATURE

8 RESEARCH GAPS AND FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS

9 CONCLUSION

ANNEX A - BIBLIOGRAPHY

ANNEX B - METHODOLOGY

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.