(Article of periodic en Suedois - 1981)

Document title

Flyttningsrorelse och avfolkning i sydvästra Finlands skärgard (Korpo, Rimito och Merimasku 1950-1974). (Migration and desettlement in the archipelago of South-western Finland (Korpo, Rimito and Merimasku in 1950-1974)

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Patterns of migration, settlement reorganization and desettlement are examined. The principal bodies of data used are migration data assembled from local population registers, data on new building from building permits issued and data on abandoned properties compiled from field interviews. The emphasis is laid upon the precise description and interpretation of the areal mechanism. The results are summarized in a migration balance model. The changes in the areal distribution of settlement are examined by comparing the location of new properties and abandoned properties. New building shows a clear trend towards greater areal concentration. The adoption of an abandoned farm as a holiday residence is seen as the outcome of a complex developmental process, and the longer the farm has been empty the greater is the likelihood that this stage will be reached. The models constructed for trends in population, services and communications depict cross-sections from the dynamic developmental process taken at five-year intervals. The empirical data are also used to construct a model to explain the correlation between sttlement and net migration balance in the Archipelago. These are seen to be heavily dependent on the phase of development in population and settlement which the area in question has reached at a given moment. (Ed.).


Article of periodic

published at : Annales Universitatis turkuensis, Ser. A. II: Biologica Geographica Turku

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 65 [pp. 1-158]

Bibliographic references : 215 réf.



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