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Specific type of relocation


Two way flow of migrations


migration to a location


Migration to a location

Net Migration

Diffarence between the number of immigrants and number of emigrants


General term of migration that covers all types of movements from one place to another.


short term repetitive and cyclical movements

Push Factor

Induces people to move out of their presant locations

Pull Factors

Induces people to move

Interveining obstical

Enviremental or cultural feature that hinders migration

International migration

permanent movement from one country to another

Internal migration

Permanent movement in the same country

Interregional migration

movement from one region of a country to another

intraregional migration

movement within one region

Voluntary migration

implies that the migration was a choice

Forced migration

migrant is compelled to move by cultural factors

Migration transition

has changes in society comeparable to those in demographic transition

undocumented immigrants

unautherized immigrants, no pappers or legalization

Guest workers

Citizens of poor countries who take jobs in Western Europe with low wage's, contracts and support programs


Net migration from urban to rual areas

Key idea #1

Most people migrate for economic reasons

Key idea #2

Cultural and environmental factors also induce migration, alothough not as frequantly as economic factors.

Key idea #3

Most migrants relocated a short distance and remain within the same country

Key idea #4

Long distance migrants migrants to other countries head for major centers of economic activity.

Key idea #5

People migrate with push pull factor reasons

Key idea #6

Migrants are distributed from Asia to Europe, and Asia and Latin America to U.S.A. Alot of migrants are also from the Middle East.

Key idea #7

Migrants have problems getting permission to get into other counties

Key idea #8

People migrate in a country because of diffarences in regions; economic conditions, climate and enviormental factors

Key idea #9

Center of population has shifted to the west gradually

Key idea #10

Most undocumented immigrants are in California and Texas and more around the country because it's easy to hire them and cheep labor.

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