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Advanced Geography

Migration Vocabulary

How distance reduces the amount of interaction among different places: FRICTION OF DISTANCE
The sense that the world is becoming smaller..... coming together and having more contact with each other, even though the real distance between places remains the same: SPACE-TIME COMPRESSION
The interaction between two places (through communication, economic transaction, migration or travel): SPACIAL INTERACTION
Moving from your home to another place whether by choice or by force: MIGRATION
Negative influences that make a person want to move away: PUSH FACTORS
Positive influences that draw a person toward a new place: PULL FACTORS
A pathway from a place of origin to a new destination: MIGRATION STREAM
Possession of positive features that make people want to move there: HIGH PLACE DESIRABILITY
A place that has more immigrants than emigrants: NET IN-MIGRATION
A place that has more emigrants than immigrants: NET OUT-MIGRATION
The movement of people moving back to the place of origin from a new place they had moved to: MIGRATION COUNTERSTREAM
When people migrate to be with other people who migrated before them that they feel some connection to: CHAIN MIGRATION
When migrants have an option of whether or not to move: VOLUNTARY MIGRATION
When migrants are pushed from their land: INVOLUNTARY MIGRATION
Migrants fleeing some form of persecution or abuse in their home land: REFUGEES
Refugees who flee their country and move to another country: INTERNATIONAL REFUGEES
Refugees who abandon their homes but remain in the same country: INTRANATIONAL REFUGEES
Immigrants temporarily allowed into the country on a work permit GUEST WORKERS
Money sent back home by guest workers to their family: REMITTANCES
Movement of migrants within a country: INTERNAL MIGRATION
Movement of migrants out of a country: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Moving from one region in a country to another region of the same country: INTERREGIONAL MIGRATION
Moving within a region; from one place to another within the same region: INTRAREGIONAL MIGRATION
The movement of people from urban areas to rural areas: COUNTERURBANIZATION
The movement of many African Americans from the southern U.S. to the northern U.S in search of industrial jobs and better treatment (during WWI): GREAT MIGRATION
An area in the Northeast U.S. that experienced the closing of many industrial-era factories: RUSTBELT
An area located in the Southern U.S. where the weather and the economies are good: SUNBELT
The evaluation of how likely someone is to migrate based on personal, social, and economic factors: MIGRATION SELECTIVITY
When most educated workers leave for more attractive places because of job, income, climate, etc: BRAIN DRAIN
When regions invest little in education yet still see educated, skilled workers migrate there: BRAIN GAIN
Says that larger places attract more migrants than smaller places: GRAVITY MODEL
The area that you normally travel on a daily basis: CYCLIC MOVEMENT or ACTIVITY SPACE
Impermanent movement that involves leaving your home for a short time in response to a change of season: SEASONAL MOVEMENT
Impermanent movement that involves longer periods of stay such as serving in the military or going to college: PERIODIC MOVEMENT
A place that people encounter while making a long journey that they like so much that they decide to stay: INTERVENING OPPORTUNITY
A barrier that people might meet that prevents them from reaching their final destination: INTERVENING OBSTACLE
Created by: Coach James



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