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Seasonal migration

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Seasonal migration  (SEASONAL migration)

The study of the mobility of a population is concerned not only with migration proper (in the sense of 810-1) but also with temporary movements. Among the latter, certain regular movements are particularly important. Commuting1 is the regular journey between the place of residence and the place of work, and seasonal migration2 takes place at certain periods of the year. Such seasonal migration is generally labour migration3, i.e., the migration of individuals coming to work for a certain season, e.g. the harvest.

  • 1. commuting part. — commute v. — commuter adj. These terms are not generally used in England.