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1 Leaving home, getting home
MIGRATION Leaving home, getting home

2 Migration: the movement of individuals from one place to another (it can be temporal or permanent)
If you emigrate, you leave your own country. People who emigrate are called emigrants. The act of emigrating is called emigration. If you immigrate to a country, you go to live in that country. People that arrive in a country are called immigrants. The act is called immigration.

3 Leaving and arriving

4 Causes for migration Push factors Pull factors unemployment, poverty
better-paid jobs war, crime safety political persecution tolerance drought, flooding good climate

5 Refugees A refugee is a person who leaves his or her country to escape persecution because of their race, religion, nationality or political opinion, or war. They are also called asylum seekers in the country where they want to live.

6 A closer look

7 Consequences of migration
Origin country Destination + Less need for resources Reception of money More workers Younger population Increased diversity (racial and cultural) -- Loss of workforce Older population Loss of money (transfer to origin) Less resources Jobs occupied by immigrants Racial or cultural tensions

8 Answers to migration In the country of origin:
Foreign investment Peace operations In the receiving country: Border control Tougher immigration laws

9 Information comes from
Secondary school lesson Interactive maps about migration (2005 information) Causes of migration and refugees Immigration in countries Countries which have the most immigrants (you can check the list by total of immigrants or by percentage over population)

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