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Geo ch.3


migration a permanent move to a new location
mobility one's ability to move from place to place. Not all is migration.
circulation short-term, repetitive movement
migration transition a change in the migrations pattern in a society that results from the social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition migration patterns change with demographic transition
international migration a permanent move from one country to another
voluntary migration means that the migrant has chosen to move, usually for economic reasons, though sometimes for environmental reasons
forced migration means that the migrant has been compelled to move by political or environmental factors
internal migration a permanent move within the same country
interregional movement between regions
intraregional movement within one region
counterurbanization urban to rural migration
push factor induces people to move out of their present location (fleeing conflict/persecution, floods/droughts)
pull factor induces people to move to a new location (better cultural environment or political conditions, economic opportunities)
step migration a series of steps to the final destination, caused by intervening obstacles
refugees have been forced to migrate for political reasons
internally displaced person (IDP) a refugee who has not migrated across an international border
asylum seeker someone who has migrated to another country in the hope of being recognized as a refugee
remittances payments sent home by migrants
unauthorized immigrants those who enter a foreign country without documentation
guest worker programs people from poorer countries allowed to immigrate temporarily via circular migration
Created by: imr36093
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