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Presentation on theme: "HUMANS ON THE MOVE MIGRATION."— Presentation transcript:


2 Warm up: White Boards Please! True or False?
The greatest body of migrants travel long distances and leave their native country. Long distance movements are directed towards rural farming areas. People in urban areas migrate less than people in urban areas. Males migrate more over short distances females migrate more over long distances. Most migrants are years of age. People MAINLY move for cultural reasons.


4 This immigration thing is so new. http://forums. thedailyshow. com/


6 Anyone related to these folks. http://howmanydaystoamerica. wordpress

7 Migration is pretty risky business http://www. eutimes
Migration is pretty risky business

8 Why do we have such strong opinions about immigration
Why do we have such strong opinions about immigration? Why do we have such strong emotions about immigration?

9 Stephen Colbert on Immigration

10 Ravenstein’s Laws of Migration &
1. Every migration flow generates a return or counter-migration 2. The majority of migrants move a short distance 3. Migrants who do move longer distances tend to choose large cities 4. Urban residents are less migratory than rural folk 5. Families are less likely to make international moves than young adults

11 Forced Migration – such as slavery

12 Why do humans move? Other Forced Migrations you may not know
Britain to Australia Native Americans in the US Soviet Union moving non-Russians to Central Asia and Siberia Jews moving out of Western Europe Voluntary Migration Most migrations are voluntary – but they may have been precipitated by bad things

13 Millions move across international borders…
Most for jobs/better life Most people move for $ or € Others because of war, environmental problems Immigration is causing great pressure on some countries - Chad More pop. growth due to immigration than natural growth – U.S. is a good example Remember – most population growth globally is in Developing World

14 What about the USA’s international boundaries?

15 Migration Migration – long term location of an individual
External and Internal Emigration – out migration Immigration – in migration

16 Migration concepts Distance Decay
More accurate perceptions of nearer places than far away places. Farther away from origin one gets, less likely a behavior, activity, interaction will decay or cease. Chain Migration – family member leaves, sends word back, more come Step Migration – most migrations actually done in segments – that is… Farm  Village  Town  Suburb  City 

17 Another migration concept

18 Migration concepts - continued
Intervening Opportunity – immigrant has an intended destination, but does not reach that destination, instead settles somewhere along the way EXAMPLE – African Americans after WWI migrate seeking work in Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland only to find employment and stay in St. Louis and Cincinnati Detroit – Motown Records Tourists – visit a place that is cheaper; not like they expected Snowbirds

19 International Migration into the US flow lines

20 Internal Migration in the US
Internal Migration – US E -W and N- S (MAP pages 73 and 85) – what’s wrong on page 73? How can professional sports show us the internal demographic shifts of the last years 

21 US Immigration Flow Map


23 % born in current state of residence AARP Bulletin – March 2014, page 38

24 Internal growth and loss http://econwatson. blogspot

25 Historical Immigration into US - p. 93 http://www. susps

26 The History of US Immigration

27 European Immigration into US

28 What if the US had only relied on fertility. http://www. susps

29 See why elections are changing. http://www. vdare

30 Hispanic Migration and Fertility http://forum. skyscraperpage

31 Refugee Website Get your smart devices if you got ‘em Define REFUGEE –
Define INTERNAL REFUGEE or DISPLACED PERSON Define INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE or INTERNATIONALLY DISPLACED PERSON Chad, Ethiopia, Jordan, Pakistan, Tanzania to see the numbers of refugees What do they have in common?

32 What complications can we think about when it comes to immigration?
Food supplies and costs Social services costs Construction workers and costs Who’s bringing immigrants in? What else encourages immigrants to come? Isn’t this an issue of Supply and Demand?

33 PUSH and PULL FACTORS Economic Conditions Political Circumstances
Types of Push and Pull Factors – pp Economic Conditions Political Circumstances Armed Conflict and Civil War Environmental Conditions Culture and Traditions Technological Advances

34 You can’t get there from here
What role does distance decay play in migration? Step Migration Intervening Opportunity Chain Migration Return or Counter-migration

35 http://flowingdata. com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/immigration_map1


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