Rural to Urban Long-Distance Commuting in Sweden: Trends, Characteristics and Pathways

Särtryck nr 2018:21

Författare: Martin Andersson, Niclas Lavesson och Thomas NiedomyslÅr: 2018 Publikation: Journal of Rural Studies Årgång (nr): 59 (april) Sidor: 67–77
Artikeln online (behörighet kan krävas)

The rise of ICT and the shift toward jobs with more flexibility in working hours and places of work sparked popular debates about potential for a ‘rural renaissance’. A key argument was that there are increasing possibilities to live in the countryside while being employed in large cities. This paper uses data spanning two decades to examine trends in and characteristics of employee–employer ties between rural and urban areas in Sweden. Our main results suggest that rural-to-urban long-distance commuting is rapidly increasing, but not as fast as commuting flows elsewhere. Compared to the rural population at large, rural residents working in large cities constitute a strongly selected group of workers who are well paid, have long educations, are young and also have advanced knowledge-intensive occupations. Only about 30 percent of those who become rural-to-urban long-distance commuters have moved from urban areas; the vast majority constitute those who already lived in rural areas before starting to commute to urban areas.

Andersson, Martin, Niclas Lavesson och Thomas Niedomysl (2018), "Rural to Urban Long-Distance Commuting in Sweden: Trends, Characteristics and Pathways". Journal of Rural Studies 59(april), 67–77.

Martin Andersson


Tel: 0455 38 56 57
Mobil: 0733 67 38 67

Daniel Waldenström

Ämnesområde: arv och gåvor, finansiell utveckling, inkomst och förmögenhetsfördelning samt skatter.

En av de frågor Daniel Waldenström försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur stor är den ekonomiska ojämlikheten i Sverige och vilka faktorer bestämmer den?

IFN kalendarium

Institutet för Näringslivsforskning, Grevgatan 34 - 2 tr, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se