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Unit 2

Migration

TermDefinition
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 cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis.
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.
Emigration Migration from a location.
Floodplain The area subject to flooding during a given number of years according to historical trends.
Forced migration Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors.
Guest workers Workers who migrate to the more developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe of from North Africa, in search of higher-paying jobs.
Immigration Migration to a new location.
Internal migration Permanent movement within a particular country.
International migration Permanent movement from one country to another.
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.
Intraregional migration Permanent movement within one region of a country.
Migration Form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location.
Migration transition Change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social and 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 factor Factor that induces people to move to a new location.
Push factor Factor that induces people to leave old residences.
Quotas In reference to migration, laws that place 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.
Unauthorized immigrants People who enter a country without proper documents.
Voluntary migration Permanent movement undertaken by choice.
Created by: rickardm11