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Population II Mobility Mobility: ability to move from one place to another Migration: long distance move to a new location Immigration: moving to a particular location Emigration: moving from a particular location Push/Pull Factors Push factors – reasons to leave (emigrate) political unrest/persecution lack of jobs disasters Pull factors – reasons to arrive (immigrate) reunification with families economic opportunities freedom from persecution Migration Voluntary migration: job opportunities International: across country borders Internal: within a country Forced migration: refugees, deportees International: across country borders Internal: within a country Migration International forced – refugees, deportees International voluntary – economic migrants, “knowledge” migrants
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Unformatted text preview: • Internal forced – internally displaced persons • Internal voluntary – migrant workers, “snowbirds” Food and Population • Sustaining world population with food ◦ Thomas Malthus (British demographer: 1766-1834) ▪ Food supply increases arithmetically, while human population increases geometrically ▪ We'll run out of food eventually ▪ He was wrong. ..so far ▪ Hunger is a socio-political problem, not an agricultural problem Limits to Population Growth • Limit population growth ◦ Restrict fertility ◦ Education of women ▪ Delay pregnancy ▪ Work=security ▪ Wealth=retirement ▪ Non-agricultural occupations ▪ Choice...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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