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Migration Migration Migration is the movement of people It is classified by such indices as o Distance travelled o Reason for travel o Period of time of travel o Volume of migrants Cosequences of migration include o Increased understanding between people of different cultures o Increased animosity between people of different cultures o Changes in numbers of people at the destination and origin o Creation of ghettoes in urban areas o Inter-marriages Ravenstein's Laws of Migration Ravenstein came up with his "laws" of migration in the 1880s based on studies carried out in the UK. The laws are as follows 1. The greatest body of migrants travel short distances. 2.
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Unformatted text preview: This produces currents directed towards great commercial centers. 3. Each current has a compensating counter-current in the opposite direction. 4. Both currents dispaly similiar characteristics 5. Long distance movements are directed towards great commercial centers. 6. People in urban areas migrate less than people in urban areas. 7. Males migrate more over long distances and females migrate more over short distances. Additions to These Laws 8. Most migrants are between 20-34 years of age. 9. People mainly move for economic reasons. 10. Urban housing development is inadequate for the influx of migrants so ghettoes/shanties are formed....
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