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migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
Laws of migration
CREATED BY ERNEST RAVENTSTEIN: 1)Every migration flow generates a return or countermigration. 2)The majority of migrants move a short distance. 3)Migrants who move longer distances tend to choose big-city destinations. 4)Urband residents are less migratory than inhabitants of rural areas. 5)Families are less likely to make international moves than you adults.
A model that holds that the potential use of a service at a particular location is directly related to the number of people in a location and inversely related to the distance people must travel to reach the service.
negative conditions and perceptions that induce people to leave their home and migrate to a new location
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
migration to a distant destination that occurs in stages, for example, from farm to nearby village and later to a town and city
The presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
types of push or pull factors that influence a migrant's decision to go where family or friends have already found success
migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there
Phenomenon whereby different patterns of chain migration build upon one another to create a swell in migration from one origin to the same destination.
Islands 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
Internally displaced persons
groups and individuals who flee an area due to conflict or famine but still remain in their country of origin. These populations often live in refugee like conditions but are harder to assist because they typically do not qualify as refugees
laws and regulations of a state designed specifically to control immigration into the state
established limits by governments on the number of immigrants who can enter a country each year
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