Chapter 3 Outline (Review This For The Test!)



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Chapter 3 Outline (Review This For The Test!)
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 comparable to those in the demographic transition. International migrants typically leave countries in stage 2 of the demographic transition for stage 3 and 4 countries. Internal migration is more important for countries in stages 3 and 4.


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