Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Summary of Migration. 9/23/09

Today in class we learned about Migration Patterns and The Net Migration Rates. Never before have this many people migrating. Over 190 million people live outside of there country of birth, therefore they are migrants. Nearly a third of the worlds migrants live in these seven countries, Japan, Germany, Canada, The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Some migrants move because of economic problems but others move because of War, persecution, famine, and enviormental destruction. People migrate from countries such as Kuwait, Sudia Arabia, Mexico, and Iraq. These are countries that are developing and our economically struggling. The people there move to countries such as the United States because there are better job oppurtunites. A refugee is a person who flees his or her country because of well-foundedfear of persecutionbased on race, ethnicity, religion, ideology, or political affiliation. Net migration rate is a statistic that asseses whether people are entering or leaving a country by measuring the ammount of immigration and emigration. The net migration rate of the United States is 3.52 per 1,000 people. Canada has the net migration rate of 6.02 per 1,000 people. The net migration rate of Mexico is -2.65 per every 1,000 people.

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