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North–South migration

Migration A–Z


  1. Godwin Etta Odok

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm397

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Odok, G. E. 2013. North–South migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013


Migration has been a sphere of interest over time among scholars who have concentrated on the identification of factors to explain the processes by which internal and international destinations attracted people to them (Clark & Souden 1987). The literature demonstrates that unprecedented numbers of people are on the move worldwide and globalization of the world economy is likely to increase migration even further (Kane 1995). From 1980 to 2000, more people have moved from their homes and countries than ever before in history (Indra 1999). Most would prefer to remain where they were, but due to lack of the ability to survive in their communities, more have to move. Scholars have successfully demonstrated how the movement of people in the mass reflected a set of scientific principles concerning poverty, capacity to relocate, and distance (Massey 1999).


  • labor supply;
  • cultural diversity;
  • cross-cultural;
  • political economy