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Chapter 3 APHumanGeo

Chapter 3 vocabulary for APHG.

TermDefinition
Voluntary Migration Permanent movement undertaken by choice.
Unauthorized Immigrants People who enter a country without proper documents to do so.
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.
Quotas In reference to migration, laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.
Push Factor A factor that induces people leave old residences.
Pull Factor A factor that induces people to move to a new location.
Net Migration The difference between the level of immigration and emigration.
Mobility All types of movement between location.
Migration Transition A change in migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition.
Migration A form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location.
Intraregional Migration Permanent movement within a region of a country.
Intervening Obstacle An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration.
Interregional Migration Permanent movement from one region of a country to another.
International Migration Permanent movement from one country to another.
Internal Migration Permanent movement within a particular country.
Immigration Migration to a new location.
Guest Worker A term once used for a worker who migrated to the developed countries of Northern and Western Europe or from North Africa, in search of a higher-paying job.
Forced Migration Permanent movement, usually compelled by cultural factors.
Floodplain The area subject to flooding during a given number of years, according to historical trends.
Emigration Migration from a location.
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.
Circulation Short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis.
Chain Migration Migration of people to a specific location because relatives members of the same nationality previously migrated there.
Brain Drain Large-scale emigration by talented people.
Created by: rgriffo