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Chap. 3 Quiz 2 Vocab

Migration Terms

QuestionAnswer
island of development a place (such as a coastal city) established by European colonialism that is well founded in trade
kinship links types of push or pull factors that influence a migrant's decision to go where family or friends have already found success
laws of migration a set of rules created by Ernst Ravenstein to answer why people voluntary migrate
migrant labor a type of periodic movement where people cross international borders in search of employment and become immigrants
migration a type of movement that implies a degree of permanence where the mover may never return home
military service form of periodic movement including military personnel and their families who are moved to new locations where they will spend tours of duty lasting up to several years
nomadism a type of (now) less common cyclical movement that is a matter of survival, culture, and tradition
periodic movement a type of movement that involves longer periods away from home than cyclic movement
pull factor reasons someone would want to come to an area
push factor reasons someone would want to leave an area
quotas limits put into place by governments on the number of immigrants who can enter a country each year
refugees people who have fled their country in search of protection in another because of circumstances like persecution, war, and natural disaster
remittances money that migrants send back to family and friends in their home countries, forming an important part of the economy in many poorer countries
repatriation a process of returning refugees to their homelands after the violence or turmoil in those places ceases
reverse remittances the flow of money from families in home country to their undocumented migrant family members
russification the Soviet policy to promote the diffusion of Russian culture throughout the republics of the former Soviet Union
selective immigration process to control immigration in which people with certain backgrounds, such as criminal records or poor health, are not allowed to migrate
step migration a type of migration that involves moving in small increments over time in order to eventually end up in one place
transhumance the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal/periodic cycle
voluntary migration a type of migration that may occur after a migrant weighs options and choices
regional scale interactions occuring within a region
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