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Pearson Chap. 3

Brain Drain Large-scale emigration by talented people.
Chain Migration Migration of people to a specific location influenced by family or members of the same nationality.
Circulation Short-term,repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis.
Counterurbanization Net migration from urban to rural areas in MDCs.
Emigration Migration from a location
Floodplain The area subject to flooding during a given number of years according to historical trends.
Forced Migration Permanent movement compelled by cultural factors.
Guest Workers Workers who migrate to MDCs in search of higher-paying jobs.
Immigration Migration to a new location
Internal Migration Permanent movement within a particular country
International Migration Permanent movement from one country to another
Interregional Migration Permanent movement from one region of a country to another
Intervening Obstacle An environmental or cultural feature that hinders migration
Intraregional Permanent movement within one region of a country
Migration Form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location
Migration Transition Changes in migration patterns in a society corresponding to the changes in the demographic transition
Mobility All types of movement from one location to another
Net Migration The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration
Pull Factor Factor that induces people to move to a new location
Push Factor Factor that induces people to leave old residences
Quotas Laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year
Refugees People who are forced to migrate from their homes for fear of persecution
Unauthorized Immigrants People who enter a country without proper documents
Voluntary Migration Permanent movement undertaken by choice
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