Types and Forms of Migration

6 Types of Migration are listed and explicated in this article. We hope you find it informative and able to satisfy your research demands.

Types of Migration

Types and Forms of Migration
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Migration can largely be defined as the movement of people from a particular geographical area to another, involving either a permanent or temporary residence or settlement.

When a person migrates, the area where he or she is leaving is usually called s ‘Source Region’s while the region where he or she is entering is called the ‘Receiving or destination region.’

Types of Migration

There are basically two major types of migration and they are; Emigration and Immigration.

Emigration

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This is a type of migration that occurs when people leave their own country of residence for another country, this is also referred to as the exodus from one’s country of residence.

Immigration

This is the type of migration in which people enter into another country, by virtue of leaving their countries and moving into another country.

Forms of migration

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Migrating from one place to another has different forms and they include:

1. Rural-urban migration

This has to do with the movement of people from rural arms. E.g. village, to urban centers like lbadan. This is usually a very common type of migration as it is less expensive.

2. Rural-rural migration

This is the movement of people from one rural area to another rural area who may be in search of a job or satisfaction.

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3. Urban-rural migration

This is the movement of people from one urban center to rural areas either because they cannot afford life at the urban center or they just want a place of isolation.

4. Urban-urban migration

This is the movement of people from one own or city to another town or city in search of greener pastures.

5. International migration

This is the movement of people from one country into another, sometimes with the help of a visa and international passport.

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6. Seasonal migration

This is the movement of people from one place to another at a particular season, for example, during the summer holidays, some people love to go abroad to enjoy their summer break.

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