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Introduction to Migration

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Isabella Nassery

on 6 October 2014

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By: Isabella Nassery, Kalya Readon, Daniella Verdi, and Catherine Martinez
People are more likely to move at critical times in their lives
Life Cycle
Introduction to Migration
Is the idea that as the distance between two places increases their interaction decreases.
Key Terms
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 model
Older Adults
Young Adults
Ravestein's Laws
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
Ziph's law
: see distance decay
Intervening Oppurtunities
Step Migration
: 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?
Bright City-http://preritsaxena.blogspot.com/2013/07/to-study-most-important-characteristics.html
Time Square-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Square
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/
Country House-http://www.roineabhal.com/
Men Migrating-http://www.wvwnews.net/content/index.php?/news_printer/watch_obama_rips_gop_on_immigrationsays_he_will_act_alone.html

Women Migrating-
Distance Decay:
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