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TermDefinition
Asylum Moving to another country in hopes of being recognized as a refugee
Brain drain The most talented and capable individuals leave a country
Chain migration Process where immigrants follow their friends or family to another place
Counter Migration The return of migrants to their country of origin
Distance decay When something moves further from the source, the connection weakens
Forced migration Involuntary migration, usually caused by wars, political persecution, or natural disasters
Gravity Model of Migration A model that measures the interactions of cities or countries with regards to migration. Large cities attract high numbers of people. Small cities attract small numbers
Immigrants People who move into a country
Internally Displaced Person Someone who is forced to leave their home, but stays within their country of residence
Intervening obstacles Any force that limits human migration
Migration A permanent move to a new location
Overpopulation A situation in which there are too many people and not enough resources in a given area
Pull Factors Things that make people want to move into a country
Push Factors Things that make people want to move out of a country
Ravenstein's Laws of Migration A theory of migration that says migrants usually move short distances, migration goes step by step, migrants who move far will move to cities, and each migration current produces a counter-current
Refugees People forced to move from their country of residence to another country
Remittances Money migrants send back to their country of origin
Return Migration Migrants voluntarily move back to their country of origin
Step Migration Migration that follows a series of stages
Voluntary Migration Someone moves to another place because they choose to
Xenophobia Fear or dislike of foreigners
Ethnic Enclaves Neighborhoods filled with people of the same ethnic group
Created by: trisjohnson