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Amenity Migration in the New Global Economy: Current Issues and Research Priorities

Kristi S. Lekies, David Matarrita-Cascante, Rebecca Schewe & Richelle Winkler

Society & Natural Resources, August 2015

Rebecca Schewe

Rebecca Schewe

Drawing from a panel session held in June 2013 at the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Estes Park, CO, this article offers a review of the current state of research on amenity migration and calls for future research to more comprehensively address critical gaps in the literature.

The authors highlight five promising avenues for future research on amenity migration: international patterns—both domestic outside the Global North and across national borders, inequality, interdisciplinary investigations, the importance of policy contexts, and the effects of contemporary social, economic, and demographic factors.