Mobility as a driver of change in rural Britain: an analysis of the links between migration, commuting and travel to shop patterns
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Population Geography
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 1–15, January/February 2001
How to Cite
Findlay, A. M., Stockdale, A., Findlay, A. and Short, D. (2001), Mobility as a driver of change in rural Britain: an analysis of the links between migration, commuting and travel to shop patterns. Int. J. Popul. Geogr., 7: 1–15. doi: 10.1002/ijpg.201
- Issue published online: 14 FEB 2001
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 OCT 2000
- Manuscript Revised: 5 SEP 2000
- Manuscript Received: 3 NOV 1999
- travel to work;
- urban to rural migration;
Policy-makers are concerned with issues relating commuting to service provision. To make informed judgements on such topics requires an understanding of the nature of mobility cultures. This article explores the mobility cultures of rural residents. In particular, it investigates the association between migration, travel to work and travel to shop. Log-linear analysis is used to show that the journey to work is a defining variable in mobility cultures and that commuting to work is likely to be associated with commuting for other activities such as shopping in the areas most favoured by migrants. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.