Positive Impact Of Globalization And Migration

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This report has been written to study the impact of globalization on migration in both developing and developed nations as there are many factors that have changed the course of migration over the years.
Globalization is defined as the development of an increasingly integrated global economy market especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labour markets (‘Globalization’ n.d.). The evolution of technology has helped to spur a rise in international trade, investment and migration (Globalization 101 n.d.b). Migration is defined as the process of the movement of people across or within the borders of a nation or state (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies n.d.). Migration has
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Through the phenomena of migration, there are several positive effects in the social and economic development of a nation such as, aiding in the spread of culture around the world and helping with economic growth in developing countries through remittances.
With more and more people crossing borders every day, the spread of culture is shown as one of the positive impacts of migration in the world. In this modern day and age, cultural diversity is actually a positive occurrence. In the migration process, the spread of culture will affect 3 groups of people being, those living in the receiving nation, those in the sending nation, and also the migrants (Epstein and Gang 2010). Cultural Diversity is defined as the cultural variety and cultural differences that exist in the world, a society, or an institution (‘Cultural Diversity’ n.d.). Through cultural diversity, people in the modern day are becoming more and more accepting towards one another thus, decreasing racial prejudice. The spread of culture also reduces global inequality all over the world as people migrate and cultures merge. This diversified culture has been vital for the development for one’s character as many people around the world are bilingual because of this diversified culture and language is an incredibly big factor in cultural diversity. For example, the more dominant language spoken in America is English. However, the change of demographics
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The first stage is pre-migration. Pre-migration involves the choice and preparation to migrate whether with company or alone. The second stage is migration, which is the actual physical movement of people from one place to another. The last stage is post-migration. Post-migration is basically the aftermath of the move where the migrant finally absorbs their surroundings that differ socially and culturally as compared to their country of origin (Bhugra & Becker 2005). The occurrence of post-migration results in the loss of one’s social structure and culture as in many cases, the language spoken in the foreign country can be unfamiliar thus providing the individual with a difficult time adapting to the new culture. This situation in which the migrant experiences these contrasting attitudes and values is a form of culture shock (Loyola University New Orleans n.d.). Although the unfamiliarity of new cultures are part and parcel of migration, it may result in the migrant’s failure to adapt and succeed in life given their new surroundings. The Migration Policy Institute reports that in the United States, the population with a limited English proficiency are more likely to be living in poverty as compared to the English-proficient population (May

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