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Vocabulary related to Migration

Migration The movement of people from one location to another.
Voluntary Migration When people CHOOSE to leave one home and move to another.
Involuntary Migration When people are FORCED to leave one home and move to another.
Urbanization The trend for people to move from rural areas into cities.
Infrastructure The basic structures (for example buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society.
Unemployment When people do not have a job.
Economic Factors that cause people to move that are related to how much money a person earns or what kind of job a person has.
Political Factors that cause people to move that are related to war and conflict. They may also be related to how a government treats them.
Cultural Factors that cause people to move to be nearer to the people or interests that they want to be near.
Environmental Factors that cause people to move related to a change in the physical landscape or climate of an area.
Push Factors Difficulties that exist in a location that makes someone want to move away.
Pull Factors Advantages that exist in a location that makes someone want to move in.
Refugee A person who leaves their country to seek safety in another country.
Asylum A special protection a government might offer a person from another country if their life is in danger if they return to their homeland.
IDP An internally displaced person, or a person who fled their home seeking safety, but did not leave their country.
Diffusion The spreading of products and ideas from one culture to another through war, migration, media, or commerce.
Created by: Deaver



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