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AP Human Ch. 3 Vocab

Migration - AP Human Geography, Chapter 3, Rubenstein

TermDefinition
Asylum seeker Someone who has migrated to another country in the hope of being recognized as a refugee
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 (ex: commuting to work every day)
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas, occurs 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, example of a push factor
Forced migration Permanent movement, usually compelled by political factors
Guest worker A term once used (mostly in the 60s and 70s) for a worker who temporarily migrated to the developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe or North Africa, in search of a higher-paying job.
Immigration Migration TO a new location
Internal migration Permanent movement within a particular country
Internally displaced person (IDP) Someone who has been forced to migrate for similar political reasons to a refugee but has not migrated across an international border
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 A form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location
Migration transition A change in a society's migration pattern that results from industrialization, population growth, and other socioeconomic changes that produce the demographic transition (stage 1: movement for food, stage 2: rural to urban, stages 3+4: urban to suburban)
Mobility All types of movement between locations
Net migration The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration. A country can have a net in or out migration.
Quotas Laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who immigrate to a country each year
Voluntary migration Permanent movement undertaken by choice
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