Spatial Labour mobility in transition economies

Spatial mobility is widely recognised as an integral component of national development. According to transition theory, as countries modernise and become globally connected, the intensity, forms and patterns of mobility evolve, reshaping activity networks and human settlement. Mobility transitions commonly occur over extended timeframes but can also be triggered by rapid transformations in the national context. Many emerging economies have transitioned from a closed, centrally-planned economy with a socialist government to a globally integrated, market-driven system under military and democratic regimes. This has significantly transformed their space economy. This project aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of labour mobility in developing economies by exploring connections between various forms and dimensions of mobility and the sequence of changes experienced by the country during its transition to a market-driven economy.

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