Human Geog- Changing Urban Environments

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Why Do People Migrate?

Push Factors

  • land is divided between heirs
  • land is left to oldest son, meaning youngest has to go to the city to find work
  • mechanism of agriculture
  • natural disasters
  • lack of services (schools, water supply, eductation)
  • Soil erosion, pets and disease
  • War

Pull Factors

  • jobs
  • better pay
  • better healthcare
  • better education
  • shops and entertainment
  • more reliable sources of food
  • piped water and sanitation
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A migrant is someone who moves from place to place

A rural to urban migrant is someone who moves from the country into the city

An international migrant is a person who moves from country to country

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