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Migration and Longer-Distance Commuting in Rural England

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anthony Champion, Emeritus Professor Mike Coombes, Professor David Brown


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This paper examines whether recent in-migrants to rural settlements in England commute further to work than the longer-term residents of these places, and whether commuting distance differs according to the type of move and the geographical context of their home. The study is based on data from the Individual Controlled Access Microdata Sample (CAMS) of the 2001 Census of Population. It is found that recent in-migrants are much more likely than longer-term residents to commute at least 20 km. Using binary logistic regression so as to allow for socio-demographic differences between people, it is shown that the likelihood of longer-distance commuting was highest for people who had moved home by between 15 and 99 km and for people moving from the largest cities.

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Author(s): Champion T, Coombes MG, Brown DL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Regional Studies

Year: 2009

Volume: 43

Issue: 10

Pages: 1245-1259

Date deposited: 05/10/2010

ISSN (print): 0034-3404

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0591

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/00343400802070902


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