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Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Definitions for the 32 vocabulary words in Chapter 3.

Cyclic Movement A form of movement that begins at home base and returnees the same base.
Activity Spaces Places where daily activities are performed.
Snowbirds Retired people who move from colder US states and Canada and then move to warmer states for the winter.
Pastoralism A type of cyclic movement in which farmers move livestock throughout the year to find better pastures.
Transhumance Migration in which livestock live in highlands during the summer and lowlands in the winter.
Relocation Diffusion Spread of an idea or innovation from its hearth by people moving and taking the idea with them.
International Migration People moving to a different country with the intent of staying there.
Emigrants A person who permanently leaves their home country.
Immigrants A person who permanently enters a new country.
Net Migration Difference between the emigrants and immigrants of a country.
Refugees Migrants who leave their county due to political persecution and seek asylum elsewhere.
Remittances Money that migrants send back to their family and friends who still live iin their home country.
Reverse Remittances Money from home countries to migrants in other countries.
Guest Workers Migrants who move to different countries for a limited time in order to find work.
Islands of Development Cities in developing countries where foreign investment us concentrated and rural migrants are drawn.
Internal Migration People who move to a different part of their home country with the intent to stay.
Diaspora Dispersion of people from their homeland to a new place.
Assimilation When a culture loses some of its traits to adopt to a dominant culture.
Human Trafficking Forced migration in which people are sold for work or the sex trade.
Gulags Forced prison or labor camps.
Distance Decay Decreasing chance of diffusion farther away from its hearth.
Gravity Model Urban geography model that determines the segregation of interaction and migration between two places.
Push Factor Factors a migrant thinks of when their leaving their home country.
Pull Factors Factors a migrant thinks of to choose a country to migrate to.
Intervening Opportunity An opportunity near a migrants location which diminishes the appeal of sites further away.
Unauthorized or Undocumented Migrants Migrants which are not legally allowed to be in their current country.
Coyotes People who help Latin Americans cross the US border, for a high fee.
Chain Migration Permanent movement to another country, following family links.
Repatriation A refugee or refugees returning to their country and being provided government assistance.
Asylum Seekers Migrant who claims protection as a refugee in a different country.
Internally displaced persons (IDP’s) People displaced from their home countries who do not cross international boundaries.
Bracero Program Laws and agreements between the US and Mexico to encourage more Mexicans to migrate to the US for work.
Created by: Lucas Booher
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