Types of Migration

This document defines the different varities of migration that students will need to know.

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Geography Homework DEFINITIONS OF TYPES OF
IMMIGRATION
Definitions of Different Immigration.
Rural to Urban -- The movement of people from the countryside to
the towns and cities.
International Migration -- When peoples cross state boundaries and
stay in the host state for some minimum length of time.
Forced Migration ­ This refers to the coerced movement of a person
or persons away from their home or home region with violence.
Voluntary Migration -- The unforced or free movement of large groups
of people or individuals from their homelands to new areas.
Seasonal Migration -- The periodic movement of a population from
one region or climate to another in accordance with the yearly cycle
Economic Migration ­ The movement from one region to another
region for the purposes of seeking employment or improved financial
position.
Counterurbanisation Migration -- The movement of people out of
cities, to the surrounding areas, probably rural.
Temporary Migration -- The movement of foreign nationals for a
restricted and limited period of time.
Internal Migration -- The relocation and movement of population
inside the boundaries of a nation-state.

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