Migration | VOL. 10, ISSUE 58, January-February 2010

Understanding Migration

Migration is the crossing of a boundary in search of work and/or residence for a certain minimum period of time. It includes the movement of refugees, displaced persons, uprooted people as well as economic migrants. Internal migration refers relocation from one area (a province, district or municipality) to another within one country while international migration is a territorial relocation of people between nation states. Two forms of relocation can be excluded from this broad definition: first, a territorial movement which...

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