Title

Keeping youth in communities: Education and out-migration in the south west

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Ltd

Faculty

Regional Professional Studies

School

Regional Professional Studies Deans Office

RAS ID

833

Comments

Originally published as: Eversole, R. (2001). Keeping youth in communities: Education and out-migration in the south west. Rural Society, 11(2), 85-98. Original article available here

Abstract

The out-migration of youth is a particular concern facing rural communities. A study of eight communities in the Blackwood region of Southwestern Australia demonstrates the key role of educational availability in encouraging the out-migration of people, especially young people, from rural areas. The study also highlights difficulties involved in university study for people who do not reside in a metropolitan area. Finally, the study suggests three possible ways that access to educational services can be increased for people in rural towns: via innovative delivery styles, diversification of the client base, and differentiation of educational products.

DOI

10.5172/rsj.11.2.85

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.5172/rsj.11.2.85