AP Human Geography Chapter 3 Vocab

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brain drain
large-scale immigration by talented people
chain migration
migration of people to a specific location because 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 mdcs.
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 n and w europe usually from s and e europe or from n america 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 diffusiong involving permanent move to a new location
migration transition
change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, popluation growth, and other social and economic changes that also produce the demographic transition
all types of movement from one location to another
net migration
immigration – emigration
pull factors
induce people to move to a new location
push factors
induce people to leave old tendencies
in reference to migration, a law that places 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 caannot 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
Categories: Human Geography