Université de Neuchâtel

The Out-Migration of Young Rural University Graduates : Macro Flows and Micro Motives

Rérat, Patrick

(Working Papers MAPS ; 12)

This paper addresses the migration of young graduates who do not go back to their rural home region after having attended university. Results from a case study in Switzerland show the need for research to combine a macro approach (analysis of the geography of graduates’ migration flows) with a micro approach (analysis of the motives reported by graduates), since self-reported motives are...

Université de Neuchâtel

From urban wastelands to new-build gentrification: The case of Swiss cities

Rérat, Patrick ; Söderström, Ola ; Piguet, Etienne ; Besson, Roger

In: Population, Space and Place, 2010, vol. 16, no. 5, p. 429-442

Gentrification represents an important aspect of the transformation of socio-demographic structures in many cities around the world. The definition of this concept has been extended in recent years to cover different processes of social upgrading and to incorporate a plurality of forms, protagonists, and spaces. The notion of ‘new-build gentrification’ is part of this process of redefinition....