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24 Cards in this Set

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brain drain
large-scale emigration by talented people
chain migration
migration of people to a specific location because relatives or member of the same nationality previously migrated there
short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis
net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries
migration from a location
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 MDCs of Northern and Western Europe, usually from Southern and Eastern Europe or from North Africa, in search of higher-paying jobs
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
form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location
migration transition
change in the migration patter in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, and other social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition
all types of movement from one location to another
net migration
the difference between the level of immigration and the level of emmigration
pull factor
factor that induces people to move to a new location
push factor
factor that induces people to leave old residences
in reference to migration, laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year
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
unauthorized immigrants
people who enter a country without proper documents
voluntary migration
permanent movement undertaken by choice