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Migation Vocab-Massa


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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