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Per Gustafson

researcher at Institute for Housing and Urban Research

+4618-471 6509
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 18
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Most of my research concerns mobility in various forms (travel, migration) and the relationship between mobility, place and belonging. What does it mean to live in an increasingly mobile world and how does place and territorial belonging matter for mobile persons? Since my doctoral dissertation, Place, Place Attachment and Mobility: Three Sociological Studies (sociology, University of Gothenburg, 2002), I have investigated mobility and its implications both on a general level and in three more specific fields – international retirement migration, dual citizenship in the context of international migration, and work-related travel. I am inspired by mobility studies and research on migrant transnationalism, but also by general sociological themes such as gender, age, social stratification and ethnicity.

In addition, I pursue social science research in various other fields. In a recent research project I examined age differences between spouses and how such differences affect the timing of their retirement. Other current and past research includes a study of attitudes towards the unemployed and the Swedish unemployment insurance, a study of gender differences with regard to risk and accidents, and a study of participants in neighbourhood-based participatory governance.


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