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Socio-Economic Characteristics of Immigrants in Western Greece Region: Urban Rural Continuum or Divide?

Theodoros Iosifides, Thanasis Kizos, Elektra Petracou, Ekaterini Malliotaki, Konstantina Katsimantou, Elena Sarri

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This paper aims at an investigation of factors of differentiation of basic social and economic characteristics of foreign immigrants in the Region of Western Greece. The paper explores whether the thesis of urban-rural divide is relevant for the differentiation of immigrants socio-economic characteristics in a typical Region of Greece, where there is a strong interplay between major urban centers and large rural areas. Findings show that spatial factors play a very limited role in the differentiation of socio-economic characteristics of immigrants and indicate that other factors are more important. Thus, and as regards socio-economic characteristics of immigrants, the overall picture is that of urban-rural continuum rather than divide.

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