Building on Fielding's idea of escalator regions as places where young people migrate (often temporarily) to get rapid career advancement, this paper pro-poses a new perspective on 'escalator migration' as it applies to frontier or re-mote regions in particular. Life events, their timing and iterations have changed in the thirty years since Fielding first coined the term 'escalator region', with delayed adulthood, multiple career working lives, population ageing and differ-ent dynamics between men and women in the work and family sphere. The object of this paper is to examine recent migration trends to Australia's North-ern Territory for evidence of new or emerging 'escalator migrants'.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|