Mobility Among Young Adults

Doctoral dissertation on young people's attachment to Danish peripheral places

Mobility among young adults

Mobility among young adults

Mobility among young adults is the topic of this project.

With point of departure in two Danish semi-rural settings with less obvious flagship attractions and cultural assets. Those compared to high amenity settings, the doctoral dissertation contributes to the limited scientific knowledge. The knowledge of the perceptions of place attachment and place attractiveness among young adults who belong or soon potentially will belong to the professional category of knowledge workers. The doctoral work provides insight into place-related preferences and behaviours of knowledge workers. That offers an understanding of why they might move to and stay in peripheral places. Further, the study is a locality-specific qualitative research that is devoted to understanding the motivations. Also experiences and trajectories of these individuals, in order to understand the underlying factors. Those associated with the movements of knowledge workers to and from Danish peripheral areas.

Young adults and mobility

Hence, the dissertation seeks to examine place-based opportunities and constraints related to peripheral places. Also what makes these places more or less attractive than other places, when and for whom. In addition, the study investigates the role of place and place attachment in the lives of young people. Also how this contributes in shaping life trajectories. Because of the abstract and often emotionally and subjectively understood nature of place attachment. Also place attractiveness, issues of proximity, distance, hopes and aspirations. Also social relations, culture and economy is of particular interest in the dissertation.


Expected result of Mobility among young adults

Apart from the dissertation, a number of popular scientific papers will be produced during the project. The researcher will also participate in The Danish Science Festival. This  organised by The Ministry of Higher Education and Science. This will contribute to showcasing the research and also support the relationship between research and the general public.

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