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Comparative Population Studies Special Issue on Internal Migration and Regional Population Change Out Now

Guest edited by Phil Rees (School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK) and Nikola Sander (German Federal Institute for Population Research), Comparative Population Studies (CPoS) is now publishing a special issue on the role of internal migration as a driver of regional population change in Europe.



The topic of internal migration and regional population change is important and timely, given the ongoing social scientific and political debate within Europe about the causes and consequences of regional disparities and the design of appropriate policies to reduce inequalities. The issue fills a serious gap in our understanding of the migration components of population change, which would also facilitate a more effective response to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The contributions are built around the early works on the "laws of migration" by Ernst Georg Ravenstein. The British-German geographer in the 19th century was the first to discover regularities in internal movement of people. In eight contributions, the CPoS special issue explores what holds of the postulated "laws" today.

We recently published a PopDigest about the article by Liliya Karachurina and Nikita Mkrtchyan, which is included in the CPoS special issue.

Find all papers here.