The Importance Of Migration

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The online Mirriam- Webster dictionary defines migration as the movement from one country or place to another to live or work. Carlo Zapponi made observations that, “almost 216 million people, or 3.15 percent of the world population live outside their countries”. Migration plays a major role in globalization. It is the reason for a variation in ethnicities in countries around the world. Almost every country in the world has experienced migration, whether it is immigration or emigration. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography ([TCL: AIHG] 2014, chap.3, pg.82, para.2) issued that “Migration is a form of mobility, which is a more general term covering all types of movements from one place to another”. Reasons for immigration and emigration are derived on the basis of push and pull factors of a country. The most common push factors are natural catastrophes, economical decline, political corruption, armful conflicts, or even prosecution for political, personal or religious beliefs. For example a family that lost everything due to the earthquake in Haiti back in 2010, may decide to relocate to The Bahamas for a chance of hope. Or an Indian family may want to escape religious discrimination. Pull factors can be, economical success, political decency, environmental attractiveness and or climate conditions. Examples of this are, an old couple wanting to leave the fast past life of New York and retire on a quiet island in The Bahamas, or a single mother from a

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