Population Change - Migration
By the end of this lesson
you will have:
• Learnt about the
impact of migration
on population change
• Familiarised yourself
with the key terms for
• Prepared yourself for
with a revision tool
• In pairs you must read pages 157-161 on migration.
• You can either create an A3 sheet or make notes in your
work. They must have the following titles;
• What is migration?
• Causes of migration
• The changing nature of international migration
• Asylum seekers
• The key is in CONDENSING the information. You may use
your phones to clarify words that you don’t understand.
• There will be a short test at the end of the task to see who
has soaked up the knowledge.
• 1) What are the three ‘scales’ of migration?
• 2) What is ‘distance decay’?
• 3) What is the main political factor which determines
• 4) Give an example of voluntary migration from an MEDC to
• 5) Which country has a migration rate of around -3?
• 6) What EU restrictions were removed to promote
migration in the EU?
• 7) Between which two countries has there been rapid
migration in Asia?
• 8) Name one area of migration which is declining
• 9) What is a refugee?
• 10) How is an asylum seeker different to a refugee?
Use your knowledge of forced and voluntary migration to
comment on migration between MEDCs (6 marks)
Migration is the permanent or semi-permanent change of
residence of an individual or group of people. Forced
migration is where the migrant has had to move because of
circumstances. An example of forced migration between
MEDCs could be the repatriation of East Germans into the
new unified Germany after 1989.
Voluntary migration, on the other hand, is where the migrant
makes the decision to migrate. This has happened between
MEDCs with the movement of east European workers into the
UK following the expansion of the EU workers movement
rights in 2004. Here many workers moved for better work
conditions to other MEDCs.
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