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26 Cards in this Set

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Asylum seeker (p. 92)

Someone who has

migrated to another

country in the hope of

being recognized as a refugee.

Brain drain (p. 96)

Large-scale emigration by talented people.

Chain migration (p. 97)

Migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality

previously migrated there.

Circulation (p. 78)

Short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that

recur on a regular basis.


(p. 91)

Net migration from urban to rural areas in more

developed countries.

Emigration (p. 78)

Migration from a location.

Floodplain (p. 92)

The area subject to flooding during a given number of years, according to historical trends.

Forced migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement,

usually compelled by cultural factors.

Guest Worker (p. 95)

A term once used for a worker who migrated to the developed countries of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe or from North Africa, in search of a higher-paying job.

Immigration (p. 78)

Migration to a new location.

Internal migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement within a particular country.

Internally Displaced Person (IDP) (p. 92)

Someone who has been forced to migrate for similar political reasons as a refugee but has not migrated across an international border.

International migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement from one country to another.

Interregional migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement from one region of a country to


Intervening obstacle (p. 96)

An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration.

Intraregional migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement within one region of a country.

Migration (p. 78)

A form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location.

Migration transition (p. 79)

A 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 (p. 78)

All types of movement

between locations.

Net migration (p. 78)

The difference between the level of immigration and the level of emigration.

Pull factor (p. 92)

A facor that induces people to move to a new location.

Push factor (p. 92)

A factor that induces people to leave old residences.

Quotas (p. 96)

In reference to migration, laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.

Refugees (p. 92)

People who are forced to migrate from their home ountry and cannot return for fear of persecution

because of their race, religion,

nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion.

Unauthorized immigrants

(p. 98)

People who enter a country without proper documents to do so.

Voluntary migration (p. 80)

Permanent movement

undertaken by choice.