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Human Geography

Chapter 3: Migration

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.
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.
Emigration Migration from a location.
Forced Migration Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors.
Guest Worker A term once used for a worker who migrated to the developed countries of northern and western Europe , usually from southern and eastern Europe or 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.
Iterreregional Migration Permanent movement from one region of a country to another.
Intraregional Migration Permanent movement within one region of a country
Migration Form of relocative 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.
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( or undocumented)immigrants People who enter a country without proper documents. Permanent movement undertaken by choice.
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