Migration to other countries is more prevalent than ever. What human factors determine our movement around the world?
- Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to settle in another.
- People who are forced to migrate due to environmental or political factors, such as famine, war or persecution, are known as refugees or asylum seekers.
- Economic migration is motivated by the wide disparity between lower-wage and higher-wage countries.
- With the global population rising by 200,000 people every day, the number of migrants is set to get higher and higher.
Having migrated over thousands of years, humans now populate every continent on Earth, dividing ourselves into over 200 countries.
Yet the number of migrants has never been so high.
Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to settle in another.
There are many reasons people choose to migrate.
Sometimes, the …
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