Migration and regional development in Nordic rural context – Lessons from international seminar in Seinäjoki
It is said that in globalizing world urbanization is a megatrend. In some parts of the
Western world, urbanization or population concentration is associated with a declining
birth rate. In Finland, for example, population growth is only dependent on immigration,
and part of the country threatens to desert, especially as the working-age population moves
to the largest population centers. How do the rural regions survive, while being squeezed between these lines of development?