Champion, T. (2012) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5(2), 255-270. [ONS LS]
Other information: Abstract:
According to the three-stage ‘escalator region’ hypothesis, the final ‘stepping-off’ stage involves people leaving the region towards the end of their working lives, limiting the economic benefits for the regions to which they move. Drawing on data on migration between the south-east and the rest of England and Wales, however, this paper reveals a more positive picture for these other regions. One in three of the younger people who moved to the south-east between 1966 and 1971 had left it again by 1981, and most of the working-age people leaving the south-east were aged under 30 years.