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Introduction to Migration
Transcript of Introduction to Migration
People are more likely to move at critical times in their lives
Introduction to Migration
Is the idea that as the distance between two places increases their interaction decreases.
What are push and pull factors?
Push and Pull Factors
Why do people migrate?
Why do people Migrate?
People migrate for many differenet reasons. It may be due to famine, war, poverty, or even to be able to give their children the best education.
Push factors: Poverty, famine, environmental disasters, lack of freedoms, discrimination, war
Pull factors: Jobs, better life, political or religious freedom, education, safety, climate.
Push-pull chart: www.zombiebased.com/wp-content/u
Map of South Florida and Cuba: www.americansabor.org
Map of the Cuban population in the USA: www.repeatingislands.com
Push Pull activity: www.peel.ca/health/baew/lesson-plans/physical-activity/cross-curricular/intermediate/pdf/push-pull.pdf
: see distance decay
: When migrants move from a small town to a larger town, then stop and work for a while before moving to an even larger town, and so on
Factor Mobility Model
Argues that different wage rates
cause people to migrate from
low-wage areas to high-wage areas.
The presence of a nearer opportunity that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of sites farther away.
Human Capital Model
Argues that people move not just for macroeconomics reasons but also individual reasons.
Centers of Absorption
Gaps filled by Migrants
Counterflows of Migration
Long Distance towards Major Cities
Whos's more likely to Migrate?
Men v.s Women
Longer or shorter Disntance?
US major cities- http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/usa-maps/united-states-map-with-major-cities.html
Mexican Employees- http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_knox_humangeo_4/47/12200/3123276.cw/content/index.html
Statue of Liberty-http://www.rciventures.com/symbolic-re-opening-for-statue-of-liberty/