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AP Human Migration

TermDefinition
Emigration Moving out of an area (From)
Immigration Moving into an area (To)
Net migration Difference between the level of immigration vs. level of emigration
Mobility All types of migration movement
Push factor Reasons people emigrate
Pull factor Reasons people immigrate
Refugees People who have been forced to migrate
Floodplain An area's probable chances of flooding
Intervening obstacle An obstacle that hinders migration. Can be physical (ex. oceans) or cultural (ex. language barriers).
Intervening opprotunity Positive obstacles. For example, if someone wanted to move to California, but on the way find new possibilities in Oklahoma.
International migration Permanent movement from one country to another.
Internal migration Permanent movement from one area to another in the same country.
Interregional migration Movement from on region to another.
Intraregional migration Movement within the same region.
Voluntary migration Usually for economic purposes, a migrant chooses to move.
Forced migration Migrant was compelled to move, usually for cultural reasons.
Migration Transition Changing migration patterns from social and economic changes.
Undocumented immigrants Immigrants entering a country illegally, without proper paperwork.
Quotas Laws regarding the maximum limits on immigrants
Guest workers Immigrants of poor countries who obtain jobs in countries
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas.
Created by: Saya-Bella