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Asylum Seeker

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

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Brain Drain

Large-scale emigration by talented people.

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Circular Migration

The temporary movement of a migrant worker between home and host countries to seek employment.

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Circulation

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

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Counterurbanization

Net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries.

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Emigration

Migration from a location

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Family Based Migration

migration of people to a specific location because relatives previously migrated there

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Floodplain

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

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Forced Migration

permanent movement, compelled by cultural or environmental factors

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Guest Worker

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.

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Immigration

Migration to a new location

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Internal Migration

Permanent movement within a particular country.

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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

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International Migration

Permanent movement from one country to another.

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Migration

Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location.

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Migration Transition

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.

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Intervening Obstacle

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

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Mobility

All types of movement between locations

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Net Migration

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

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Pull Factor

a factor that induces people to move to a new location

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Quota

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

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Reffugees

People who are forced to migrate from there home country and cannot return for fear of persecution for their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion

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Remittance

transfer of money by workers to people in the country from which they emigrated

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Step Migration

Migration that follows a path of a series of stages or steps towards a final destination

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Unauthorized Immigrant

A person who enters a country without proper documents to do so

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Voluntary Migration

Permanent movement undertaken by choice.

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