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Chapter 3: Migration

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Brain Drain
Large-scale emigration by talented people.
Chain Migration
Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there.
Circulation
Short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis.
Counterurbanization
Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.
Emigration
Migration from a location.
Floodplain
The area subject to flooding during a given number of years according to historical trends.
Forced Migration
Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors.
Guest Workers
Workers who migrate to the more developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern of Eastern Europe or from North Africa, in search of higher-paying jobs.
Immigration
Migration to a new location.
Internal Migration
Permanent movement within a particular country.
International Migration
Permanent movement from one country to another.
Interregional Migration
Permanent movement from one region of a country to another.
Intervening Obstacle
An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration.
Intraregional Migration
Permanent movement within one region of a country.
Migration
Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location.
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.
Net Migration
The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration.
Pull Factor
Factor the induces people to move to a new location
Push Factor
Factors that induce people to leave old residences.
Quotas
In reference to migration, laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.
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.
Undocumented Immigrants
People who enter a country without proper documents.
Voluntary Migration
Permanent movement undertaken by choice.