Push and Pull Factors

Definition of rural urban migration

the process of people moving from rural areas to cities

examples of push factors :

  • Not enough jobs
  • Few opportunities
  • “Primitive” conditions
  • Desertification
  • Famine/drought
  • Political fear/persecution
  • Poor medical care
  • Loss of wealth
  • Natural Disasters
  • Death threats
  • Slavery
  • Pollution
  • Poor housing
  • Landlords
  • Bullying
  • Poor chances of finding courtship

examples of pull factors :

  • Job opportunities
  • Better living conditions
  • Political and/or religious freedom
  • Enjoyment
  • Education
  • Better medical care
  • Security
  • Family links
  • Industry
  • Better chances of finding courtship
  • no war
  • steady economy

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