GCSE geography Migration within one country

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Mexico city migration within a country and urban change:

Step Migration:

Small village > Larger town (San Christabel) > City

People do this to develop new skills and make some money before moving to the city.

Domino effect:

Women have no education > Have lots of children > Children have no education > Grow up and have lots of children

Push Factors:

  • Poor electricity and water
  • Poverty
  • Low pay
  • Few schools
  • Few doctors
  • Poor healthcare
  • Unemployment

Pull Factors:

  • Healthcare and hospitals
  • Better pay
  • Electricity and water
  • Entertainment
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • More jobs

Hundreds of migrents move to Mexico city every day - 16-32 million population



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