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Ravenstein's 11 Laws

Ravenstein's 1st Law of Migration the majority of migrants go only a short distance. called friction of distance (space-time compression lessens this)
Ravenstein's 2nd Law of Migration migration proceeds step by step. there is a process of absorption whereby people immediately surrounding a rapidly growing town move into it & the gaps they leave are filled by migrants from more distant areas, & so on until the attraction force is spent
Ravenstein's 3rd Law of Migration migrants going long distances generally go by preference to one of the great centers of commerce or industry
Ravenstein's 4th Law of Migration each current of migration stream produces a compensating counter-stream
Ravenstein's 5th Law of Migration natives of towns are less migratory than those of rural areas
Ravenstein's 6th Law of Migration females are more migratory then males within the area of their birth, but males more frequently venture beyond
Ravenstein's 7th Law of Migration most migrants are young adults; families rarely migrate out of their country of birth
Ravenstein's 8th Law of Migration large towns grow more by migration than by nature increase
Ravenstein's 9th Law of Migration migration increases in volume as industries and commerce develop and transport improves
Ravenstein's 10th Law of Migration the major direction of migration is from the agricultural areas to the centers of industry and commerce
Ravenstein's 11th Law of Migration the major causes of migration are economics
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