Migration movement

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Migration movement  (MIGRATION movement)

The term migratory movement 1 is used for that section of total population movement which is due to migration (801-1). The total of arrivals 2 of immigrants (802-3*) and departures 3 of emigrants (802-4*) is called gross migration 4 or the volume of migration 4. Net migration 5 is the difference between the total number of persons arriving and the total number leaving; it is also referred to as the balance of migration 5. If the number entering exceeds the number leaving, there is net immigration 6 in the reverse case there is net emigration 7.

  • 2. arrival n. — arrive v.
  • 3. departure n. — depart v.


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