• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Causes and Effects of Migration

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Causes and Effects of Internal and External Migration Migration is the movement of people from one place to another. We can divide it into two different parts. Internal migration which is rural(towns) to urban(cities). For example, Oakham to Manchester and external migration also can be said as international migration which is the movement from one country to another. For example, Turks to Germany or Mexicans to USA which I am going to talk about it as we go on. People migrate for two reasons. Firstly, they may wish to get away from the things that they do not like. These are called push factors and include:- * not enough and poorly paid jobs * old and poor quality houses * natural disasters - earthquakes, volcanoes, wars * few oppotunities - shopping centers, cinema, food, schools, hospitals * poor transport Secondly, people are attracted to the things that they do like. ...read more.

Middle

All of these things were an advantage for the new coming immigrants. This time I am going to talk about the international migration, how Mexican's have migrated into USA. The United States has much to offer migrants. It is a place with many oppotunities, high standards of living and an attractive way of life. It is one of the wealthiest places in the world, jobs are readlily available, education is good and health care is excellent. For people living in the worlds poorer countries, USA is very attractive. Since 1940 many Mexicans have migrated northwards into the USA. Most Mexicans settle in California or Texas. They search for work and chance of earning money. Migrant workers do all kinds of work. Many work on large farms and in food processing factories. Most are low paid work but they can earn more in a month than they could in a full year in Mexico. ...read more.

Conclusion

In countries where there is a low standard of living and a shortage of jobs, groups of people will migrate to nearby, wealthier countries hoping to find work like Turks migrating to Germany. As West Germany became increasingly wealthy, it attracted workers from the poorer parts of southern Europe and the Middle East. There were many jobs available. At the same time, several of those countries in the southern Europe and the Middle East had too many workers for the number of jobs available, and those who had jobs usullay received very low pays. The result was a movement of people from poorer countries like Turkey to richer countries like West Germany. As many of the early Turkish immigrants came from farming villages, they initially found agricultural jobs in West Germany. Soon, however, they turned to relatively better-paid jobs in factories. These were jobs which the Germans themselves did not want as they were often dirty, unskilled, poorly paid and demanded long. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a star student thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Response to the question

The essay provides a lot of information about why people migrate, the causes of it, but does little to explain the effects of it. There are parts where they note how Mexican immigration to the US means there are fewer ...

Read full review

Response to the question

The essay provides a lot of information about why people migrate, the causes of it, but does little to explain the effects of it. There are parts where they note how Mexican immigration to the US means there are fewer jobs for US citizens but other than that it seems a little thin. So overall more attention must be paid to the question - clearly writing about effects of migration as well as their specific effects in the examples the writer discusses.

Level of analysis

The writer does well at summing up the push-pull factors and then giving real life examples of how these cause migration. A few key push and pull factors are missed out including family being in other countries. Also a war is not a natural disaster. The essay has no real end and seems like it turns to a detailed list rather than an essay - however the content itself is quite good. More explanation rather than description could be well warranted.

Quality of writing

Vocabularly is good on the whole, with important terms used including internal migration and push/pull factors. There are errors in punctuation, such as missing out apostrophes and putting some where they shouldn't be. The sentences can be too short, so more connectives should be used to create longer compound sentences. This isn't a big issue but something I think people should avoid: using the same introduction into every paragraph; notably 'now I am going to talk about...'. In the end the essay is to inform, describe and explain and shouldn't be treated as a casual conversation.


Did you find this review helpful? Join our team of reviewers and help other students learn

Reviewed by hassi94 13/03/2012

Read less
Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Mexico to USA Migration Case Study

    4 star(s)

    Although this brings money into the country its accounts for m any deaths across the country and is not taxed and therefore the government looses out again. In the USA, Immigrants cost the country millions of us dollars a year.

  2. Investigating the Spheres of influence between two major shopping centres.

    It is for this reason that the area has continued to succeed and prosper and continually encourages larger, better known businesses to setup in Wimborne road. To conclude my investigation, I must state that after analysis I believe my hypothesis to be true and my investigation to be a valid, comprehensive one.

  1. Geography Fieldwork - The effects of Tourism in Keswick

    Tourists also do have positive effects on an area * They bring money in to the area helping the local economy and local business; it also provides a good method of diversification for farming. * New facilities and amenities will be built such as gyms and swimming pools aimed for the tourists but can also be used by locals.

  2. The Effects Of Tourism In Kenya

    Sir R. Sanders stated "Tourism has come to be seen in Mombasa as being of no benefit to the local population. Despite the massive growth in tourism, only a limited number of locals have a stake in it". The National Geographic This quote reinforces how little tourism can benefit the local people.

  1. Has Bluewater shopping centre been a benefit to the surrounding communities?

    Secondly, Bluewater causes noise pollution for the surrounding environment. Noise pollution is caused by the number of people that visit Bluewater this could make the place really loud and also cars that drive by make lots of noises. This affects the peace and quietness of the environment and also it disturbs the local people.

  2. The aim of this paper is to answer three questions: How important is tourism ...

    There is a small Cinema and we saw a bingo room, but when questioned, several locals said that they would like to have a swimming pool. In comparison to Cambridge, Conway's leisure facilities are very meagre. Though Conway is, of course smaller than Cambridge, tourism should eventually bring it more leisure facilities.

  1. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    they live closer to Summertown, and need a low order good, they will travel to Summertown. If they need a high order good, or something Summertown cannot provide, they will travel to Oxford. The Formula: E.g.) Grimsby-Cleethorpes and Lincoln. The distance between the two cities is 71 km.

  2. Conflict in the rainforest - what does each group want?

    Rubber tappers remove sap from a rubber tree by making diagonal cuts in the bark and then collecting the sap in cups. Removing the sap in this way does not harm the tree, which makes rubber tapping a sustainable activity.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work