Money migrants send back to family and friends in their home countries, often in cash, forming an important part of the economy in may poorer countries.
Movement - for example, nomadic migration - that has a closed route and is repeated annually or seasonally
Movement - for example, college attendance or military service - that involves temporary, recurrent relocation
A change in residence intended to be permanent.
The space within which daily activity occurs.
Movement among a definite set of places - often cyclic movement
A common type of periodic movement involving millions of workers in the United States and tens of millions of workers worldwide who cross international borders in search of employment and become immigrants, in many instances.
A seasonal periodic movement of pastoralists and their livestock between highland and lowland pastures;
Another common form of periodic movement involving as many as 10 million United States citizens in a given year, including military personnel and their families, who are moved to new locations where they will spend tours of duty lasting up to several years.
Human movement involving movement across international borders.
Human migration flows in which the movers have no choice but to relocate.
Movement in which people relocate in response to perceived opportunity, not because they are forced to move.
Laws of Migration
Developed by British demographer Ernst Ravenstein, five laws that predict the flow of migrants.
A mathematical prediction of the interaction of places, the interaction being a function of population size of the respective places and the distance between them.
Negative conditions and perceptions that induce people to leave their adobe and migrate to a new locale.
Positive conditions and perceptions that effectively attract people to new locales from other areas.
The effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction.
Migration to a distant destination that occurs in stages, for example, from farm to nearby village and later to town and city
The presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
The act of a government sending a migrant out of its country and back to the migrant's home country
Types of push/pull factors that influence a migrant's decision to go where family or friends have already found success.
Pattern of migration that develops when migrants move along and through kinship links.
Phenomenon whereby different patterns of chain migration build upon one another to create a swell in migration from one origin to the same destination.
People who examine a region that is unknown to him/her.
Physical process whereby the colonizer takes over another place, putting its own government in charge and either moving its own people into the place or bringing in indentured outsiders to gain control of the people and the land.
Interactions occurring within a region, in a regional setting.
Island of Development
Place built up by a government or corporation to attract foreign investment and which has relatively high concentrations of paying jobs and infrastructure.
Legal immigrants who have a work visa, usually short term.
People who have fled their country because of political persecution and seek asylum in another country.
Internally Displaced Person
People who have been displaced within their own countries and do not cross international borders as they flee.
Shelter and protection in one state for refugees from another state.
A refugee or group of refugees returning to their home country, usually with the assistance of government or a non-governmental organization.
A mass killing of one racial sector in an area.
Laws and regulations of a state designed specifically to control immigration into that state.
Established limits by governments on the number of immigrants who can enter a country each year.
Process to control immigration in which individuals with certain backgrounds (ex. criminal records, poor health, or subversive activities) are barred from immigrating.