Rural Migration
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Objectives

Our project has the following objectives:

Theoretical:

To examine whether the concept of a ‘retirement transition’ can help explain migratory processes of those in the 50-64 age cohort.

Geographical:

To evaluate the socio-cultural and economic consequences of a ‘retirement transition’ for rural destination communities in the context of wider population change.

Practical:

To report relevant social and economic policy implications to local and national government and other organisations with a remit for rural development.