Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Notes on Migration Patterns- 9/23/09

Never before have there been this many migrants.

Today more than 190 people live outside the country of their birth, thus are officially designated as migrants by international industries.

1 third of the worlds migrants have landed in 1 of these seven countries, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, the United states, Italy, and The United Kingdom.

Most migrants end up in cities.

Not all people move because of Job opportunities, some people migrate because of War, persecution, famine, and environmental destruction cause people to go to a safer country.

Refugee- a person who flees his or her country because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, ethnicity, religion, and ideology.

Connecting informational networks of families, friends, and sometimes lobor contractors who provide information on the mechanics of migration, transportation details, and housing and job opportunities.

Net migration rates- a statistic that depicts whethe more people are entering or leaving the country.

immagrant- people coming into a country

emigrant- someone leaving a country.

If more people are immagranting into a country the net migration number is going up.

If more people are emigrating out of a country the net migration number is going down.

1 comment:

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