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AuthorBeijer, G. author
TitleRural Migrants in Urban Setting [electronic resource] : An Analysis of the Literature on the Problem Consequent on the Internal Migration from Rural to Urban Areas in I2 European Countries (1945-1961) / by G. Beijer
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1963
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Descript 327 p. online resource


The migration of country dwellers towards the urban areas has been a most important factor in the development of the West European society in which we live today. Therefore, those engaged in research and policy making in the social field must acquire a better underยญ standing of this form of migration if they are to deal effectively with a number of the problems confronting them. This is particularly true since the schemes for European integration which are going ahead so rapidly are sure to produce new patterns of migration. At a meeting of the F.A.O. Working Group on Rural Sociology held in Oslo in 1960, it was suggested that an inventory should be made of all available data and studies on the subject of migration in Europe. This suggestion was taken up by the European Society for Rural Sociology and the Netherlands Ministry of Social Work which, after deliberating together, decided to ask the Dutch expert, Dr. G. Beijer, to draw up such an inventory under their joint auspices. As secretary of the Research Group for European Migration Problems (R.E.M.P.), Dr. Beijer has been engaged for many years in an intensive study of the phenomenon of migration


A. Commission -- B. Further restriction and modification of the original commission -- C. Final form of the assignment and its implementation -- D. Procedure followed -- E. Bibliography -- I / Adjustment and Internal Migration. An Analysis of the Literature of General Importance -- A. Some introductory remarks -- B. Adjustment to the city by internal migrants from the country -- C. Summary and conclusions of Part I -- D. Bibliography -- II / The Alpine Countries -- Austria -- Switzerland -- III / The Scandinavian Countries and Finland -- Introductory remarks -- Denmark -- Norway -- Sweden -- Finland -- IV / The Benelux -- Belgium -- The Netherlands -- Luxemburg -- V / France -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Motives for country-to-town (industry) migration -- 3. Adjustment to an urban environment -- 4. Bibliography -- VI / Germany (Federal Republic) -- 1. Population growth and rural-urban migration -- 2. Extent of internal migration, shortage of manpower in industry -- 3. Which municipalities and regions provide internal migrants? -- 4. Are there still any important distinctions between rural and urban areas in West Germany? -- 5. Factors motivating internal migration from rural areas to urban and industrial centres -- 6. Internal migration is selective; it is occupational and social mobility -- 7. Adjustment problems of rural people -- 8. Bibliography -- VII / Italy -- 1. The background of the problem -- 2. Some general aspects of the internal mobility in Italy -- 3. The problem of adjustment in town and industry -- 4. Bibliography -- VIII / Findings and Recommendations -- 1. Findings -- 2. Grouping of the various countries in accordance with some trends found -- 3. Recommendations -- 4. Bibliography

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