Wei Li and Emily Skop

in Geography

ISBN: 9780199874002
Published online February 2013 | | DOI:

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Migration—a spatiotemporal process that evolves over space and time—involves the continual reshaping of place as persons move between various origins and destinations. Geographers are especially interested in the process because of the interconnections and spatial linkages that are formed when people move. The numbers of flows and channels that are created as a result of migration have risen dramatically in the past two centuries, and the result is the constant transformation of both sending and receiving areas. The patterns, causes, and consequences of migration are innumerable and include complicated, multiscalar economic, political, cultural, and demographic effects, all of which are studied by geographers.

Article.  6646 words. 

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography ; Human Geography

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