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Should I stay or should I go? Managing populations with urban to rural migration incentives

Harman, Oliver (2019) Should I stay or should I go? Managing populations with urban to rural migration incentives. International Growth Centre Blog (22 Jul 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Sydney you’ve got to let me know, should they stay or should they go. In 2011, Sydney, the largest city in Australia, asked its residents, should they stay or should they go? Despite regularly rated as one of the world’s top ten liveable cities, the government was offering residents AUD$7,000 (£4,500 or ~one month’s average wage) to move to the country’s rural areas. From the region’s perspective the decision was two-fold: Inside the city there was apprehension that the government no longer had the capacity to serve its residents effectively. This was accompanied by the hope that moving residents could boost struggling rural areas, following a decade long drought.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.theigc.org/blog/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 12:54
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103810

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