Rural Migration
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering


Our project has the following objectives:


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


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


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