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28 Cards in this Set

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Asylum Seeker

Someone who has migrated to another country in the hope of being recognized as a refugee

Brain Drain

Large scale emigration by talented people

Chain Migration

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


Short term repetitive or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis

Counter Urbanization

Net migration from Urban to Rural areas in more developed countries


Migration from a country

Flood plain

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

Forced Migration

Permanent movement, usually compelled by cultural factor

Guest Worker

A term 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


Migration to a country

Internal Migration

Permanent movement within a country

Internally Displaced Person

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

International Migration

Permanent movement from country to another

Interregional Migration

Permanent movement from one region of a country to another

Intervening Obstacles

An environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration

Intraregional Migration

Permanent movement within one region of a country


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

Migration Transition

A change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization population growth, and other social economic changes that also produce the demographic transition


All types of movement between locations

Net Migration

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

Pull Factor

A factor that induces people to move to a new location

Push Factor

A factor that induces people to leave a location


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 can enter the country without proper documents to do so

Voluntary Migration

permanent movement undertaken underneath by choice


Money that migrants send back to their friends and family in their home country

Step Migration

Migration to a distant destination that occurs in stages