Keeping youth in communities: Education and out-migration in the South West
- Year: 2001
- Author: Robyn Eversole
- Journal Name: Rural Society Journal
- Journal Number: 11.2
- Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
- ISBN: 1037-1656
- Country: Australia
- State/Region: Western Australia
The out-migration of youth is a particular concern facing rural communities.
A study of eight communities in the Blackwood region of South Western 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.