Push-Pull Theory The theory that explains the movement of people – it explains why people leave one place and move into another place
Refugee A person who has had to leave their country because their life is in danger (war, persecution, natural disaster, political reasons, etc.)
Push Factor Reasons that cause people to move from (leave) an area
Pull Factor Reasons that draw (lure/bring) a person to another area
Push FactorsPull Factors Lack of JobsMany JobsPoverty FamilyEducationWar Better Living ConditionsViolence SafetyLack of Freedoms FreedomsNatural Disasters New Opportunities Bad Government Sort examples – the next page has the correct sorting
Push FactorsPull Factors Lack of JobsMany Jobs PovertyFamily WarEducation Natural Disasters Better Living Conditions ViolenceSafety Lack of FreedomsFreedoms Bad GovernmentNew Opportunities
Life Expectancy The number of years a person is expected to live.
Rural Areas A large area of open country with low population density, sparsely populated (countryside).