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AP Human Geography: Chapter 3 (Migration) Vocabulary

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Brian 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 MDCs
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 and 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
Changing 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
Factors that induce people to move to new location
Push factor
Factors that induce people to leave old residences
Quotas
In reference to migration, a law that places maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year
Refugees
People were 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
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