Push and Pull Factors
Factor that causes people to leave their home lands and migrate to another region. Factor that draws or attracts people to another location.
Concept is a theory that attempts to identify the motivational factors that drive migration. The factors describe the negative and positive aspects of staying in the home country.
Quaternary Economic Level
Provides information management and research services by highly trained persons.
Rate of Natural Increase
Also called population growth rate - the rate at which population is growing, found by subtracting the mortality rate from the birthrate.
The difference in elevation of a landform from the highest to the lowest point.
These resources can be replaced through natural processes. Examples include trees and seafood.
A nation or state in which the citizens elect representatives to manage the government, which is usually headed by a president rather than a monarch.
In the country; belonging to a country; like that of the country.
(Torah, Bible, Qu'ran) Any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group.
Too small to supply; lack; rarity.
Secondary Economic Level
Involves adding value to materials by changing their form. Manufacturing automobiles is an example.
Information that has been gathered by researchers and recorded books, articles, and other publications.
The religious system and practices of the Sikhs.
A theory or system of social organization by which by major means of production and distribution are owned, managed, or controlled by the government (state socialism), by associations of workers (guild socialism), or by the community as a whole.
Standard of Living
The way of living that a person or community considers necessary to provide enough material things for comfort, happiness and well being.
One of several organized political groups which together form a nation.
One in which people use lineages, or families whose members are descended from a common ancestor, to govern themselves.
A form of farming in which nearly all crops and livestock are consumed by the farmer and their family leaving little to sell.
A town, village, or other community near a city or larger town.
A community where residents can live and work in harmony with the environment.
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A list of duties or taxes that a government charges on imports or exports.
The body of tools, machines, materials, techniques and processes used to produce goods and services and satisfy human needs.
A theory that the earth's crust is divided into series of vast plate like parts that move or drift as distinct land masses; global tectonics.
The degree of heat or cold.
The act of terrorizing; use of terror, especially the systematic use of terror by a government or other authority against a particular person or group.
Tertiary Economic Level
Involves providing business or professional services. Salespeople, teachers, or doctors for example.
A government in which God, or a God, is recognized as the supreme civil ruler and in which religious authorities rule the state as God's, or a God's, representatives.
The surface features of a place or region.
The system, principles, or methods of a totalitarian government.
Network of economic exchange linking companies to countries.
Goods and services are traded without exchanging money. Also known as barter.
An oceanic tidal wave caused by a submarine earthquake or volcanic eruption.
United Nations (UN)
The nations that fought against Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War 2.
That is or has the essential characteristics of a city or town.
The process of making or becoming urban.
The condition of the air around and above a certain person or place; temperature, humidity, violence or gentleness of winds, presence or absence of precipitation, clearness or cloudiness, and other such atmospheric conditions.
The destructive or discoloring action of air, water, or frost, especially on rock or wood.
Wind and ocean currents help distribute the sun's heat from one part of the world to another.