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Migration

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Population change in an area includes migration as well as natural increase.

What is migration?

 

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Migration is the movement of people from one area to another.

Migration can be:

  • From one country to another (international)
  • From one part of a country to another (internal or domestic).

Migration can also be:

  • Forced or voluntary
  • Permanent or temporary.
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Voluntary migration between European Union countries

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