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Brain drain (92)
Large-scale emigration by talented people.
Chain migration (90)
Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there.
Types of short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis, such as daily, monthly, or annually.
Net migration from urban to rural areas.
Migration from a location.
Area of a river that is subject to flooding during a specific number of years, based on historical trends.
Forced migration (84)
Migrants are compelled to move by cultural factors.
Guest workers (93)
Citizens of poor countries who obtain jobs in Western Europe and the Middle East.
Migration to a location.
Internal migration (84)
Permanent movement with the same country.
International migration (84)
Permanent movement from one country to another.
Interregional migration (84)
Permanent movement from one region of a country to another.
Intervening obstacle (83)
An environmental or cultural feature that hinders migration.
Intraregional migration (84)
Permanent movement within one region.
Permanent move to a new location.
Migration transition (84)
Change in the migration pattern in a society that results from the social and economic changes that also produce demographic transition.
A general term covering all types of movements from one place to another.
Net migration (80)
Difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants.
Pull factor (81)
Induces people to move into a new location.
Push factor (81)
Induces people to move out of their present location.
Maximum limits on the number of people who could immigrate to the United States from each country during a 1-year period.
People who have been forced to migrate from their homes and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion,nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.
Unauthorized immigrants (90)
People who enter a country without proper documents.
Voluntary migration (84)
Migrant who has chosen to move for economic improvement.
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