Human Migration

Geography
Migration
Form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location.
Immigration
Migration to a new location.
Emigration
Migration from a location.
Net Migration
The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration.
Push Factor
Factor that induces people to leave old residences.
Pull Factor
Factor that induces people to move into a new location
International Migration
Permanent movement from one country to another.
Internal Migration
Permanent movement within a particular country.
Forced Migration
Permanent movement usually compelled by cultural factors.
Refugees
People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.
Floodplain
The area subject to flooding according to historical trends.
Migration Transition
Change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition.
Mobility
All types of movement from one location to another.
Guest Workers
Workers who migrate to the more developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe or from North Africa, in search of higher-paying jobs.
Migration Quotas
Laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.
Chain Migration
Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously

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