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Migration-Vocab-Massa

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Brain Drain   Large scale emigration by talented people.  
Chain Migration   Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there.  
Circulation   Short term, repetitive, or cycled movements recur on a regular basis. (commuting for example)  
Counter-urbanization   Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.  
Emigration   Migration from a location.  
Guest Workers   Workers who migrate to the more developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe, or from North Africa, in search of higher paying jobs. Often these workers have limited rights and may not become citizens  
Immigration   Migration to a new location or country.  
Internal Migration   Permanent movement within a particular country.  
Interregional Migration   Permanent movement from one region of a country to another  
Intervening Obstacle   An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration. (ex. the ocean)  
Interregional Migration   Permanent movement within one region of a country  
Migration   Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location.  
Migration Transition   Change in migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social or economic changes that also produce the Demographic Transition.  
Mobility   All types of movement from one location to another  
Net Migration   The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration.  
Pull Factors   Factors that induce people to move to a new location. (ex. jobs, peace, freedom)  
Interregional Migration   Permanent movement from one region of a country to another  
Push Factors   Factors that induce people to leave old residences.  
Interregional Migration   Permanent movement within one region of a country  
Quota   In reference to migration, a law that places maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.  
Refugees   People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion.  
Undocumented Migrants   People who enter a country without proper documents  
Voluntary Migration   Permanent movement undertaken by choice  
Counter Migration   Sending back illegal immigrants to their country of origin, or a voluntary return of immigrants to their country of origin.  
Step Migration   Migration to a distant location that occurs in stages, for example, from farm to nearby village and later to town and city.  
Cyclical Movement   Movement such as nomadic migration that has a closed route, returning to the same spots annually or seasonally  
Transhumance   A seasonal periodic movement of herders (pastoralists) and their livestock between highland and lowland pastures.  
Eugenic Population Policy   Government policy to favor one racial sector over others in terms of who is admitted to a country.  


   





 
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