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Learning Outcomes

After reading, studying, and discussing the chapter, students should be able to:

Learning Outcome 3.1.1: Describe the difference between international and internal migration. Migration can be international (between countries, either voluntary or forced) or internal (within a country, either interregional or intraregional).

Learning Outcome 3.1.2: Identify the principle sources of immigrants during the three main eras of U.S. immigration. The United States has had three main eras of immigration The principal source of immigrants has shifted from Europe during the first two eras to Latina America and Asia during the third (current) era.

Learning Outcome 3.2.1: Describe the history of interregional migration in the United States. Migration within the United States has primarily occurred from east to west, though at varying rates. Recently, interregional migration has also occurred from north to south.

Learning Outcome 3.2.2: Describe interregional migration in Russia and Canada. The world’s largest country has a distinctive pattern of interregional migration, a legacy of the era of Communist rule.

Learning Outcome 3.2.3: Describe interregional migration in China and Brazil. Canada, China, and Brazil also have unequal population distributions. Canadians have been migrating from east to west, Chinese have been migrating from the rural interior to the large coastal cities, and Brazilians from the large coastal cities to the interior.

Learning Outcome 3.2.4: Explain differences among the three forms of intraregional migration. Three intraregional migration patterns are from rural to urban areas, and from urban to rural areas.

Learning Outcome 3.3.1: Provide examples of political, environmental, and economic push and pull factors. People migrate because of a combination of push and pull factors. These factors may be political, environmental and economic. Most people migrate for economic push and pull reasons.

Learning Outcome 3.3.2: Summarize the flows of migrant workers in Europe and Asia. People migrate for temporary work, especially from developing countries to developed countries, where they take jobs that are not desired by local residents.

Learning Outcome 3.4.1: Identify the types of immigrants who are given preference to enter the United States. Immigration is tightly controlled by most countries. The United States gives preference to immigrants with family members already in the country and to those who have special job skills.

Learning Outcome 3.4.2: Describe the population characteristics of unauthorized immigrants to the United States. The United States has more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants, who are in the country without proper documents. Most have emigrated from Mexico. Learning Outcome 3.4.3: Describe characteristics of immigrants to the United States. In the past, most immigrants were males, but now an increasing share of immigrants to the United States are women and children.

Learning Outcome 3.4.4: Compare American and European attitudes towards immigrants. Americans and Europeans have divided and ambivalent attitudes toward the large number of immigrants, especially those arriving without proper documentation.

Chapter Outline

Introduction. Migration captures the interest of geographers because it is so fundamentally geographic: The act of migrating affects both the place of origin and the migrant’s destination. Geographers are interested in how and why people migrate.

Key Issue 1: Where Are Migrants Distributed?

Nineteenth-century geographer E.G. Ravenstein’s “laws” are the basis for contemporary geographic migration study. The “laws” are organized into three groups that help us understand where and why migration occurs. These “laws” are mentioned throughout the chapter.

Geographer Wilbur Zelinksy identified a migration transition, which consists of changes in a society... Show More

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