Prospects of critical impacts of sustainable employment on rural sustainability (Case study: Dibaj Rural District - Dargaz county)

Document Type : Research Paper


Associate Professor,Department of Geography,Payam Noor University,Tehran,Iran.


Purpose: In recent years, economic hardships and the migration of rural youth have focused on sustainable employment. In this regard, sustainable employment can play an important role in stabilizing and sustaining the rural population because entrepreneurship and job creation of young people strengthen the sense of spatial belonging and rural sustainability. The present study investigates the role of sustainable employment in rural sustainability in the villages of Dibaj rural district of Dargaz city.
Methods: According to the studies and research literature and considerin environmental conditions of the study area, the indicators of the effects of sustainable employment in social, economic and spatial dimensions have been studied, and Entropy and MABAK methods have been used to analyze the research data.
Results: The study of analytical models shows that entrepreneurship and    economic diversification are the most prominent effects of creating sustainable employment in this rural area.
Conclusion: Sustainable employment is considered a tool to reinforce rural sustainability. So, encouragement of rural investments inevitably affects the rural economy and population stability.


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