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1. In order to be a migrant, not just a mover, _______ is required.
1. a change in commute pattern
2. a change of job
3. a new spouse or significant other
4. moving the total round of daily activities

moving the total round of daily activities

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2. The most common definition of a permanent migrant is someone who has lived in the new location for at least
1. 6 months.
2. 1 year.
3. 5 years.
4. 10 years.

1 year

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3. The difference between an immigrant and in-migrant is that an
1. in-migrant is always a legal migrant, whereas an immigrant is not.
2. immigrant is usually a male, whereas an in-migrant is not.
3. in-migrant is someone whose place of origin in known, whereas an immigrant’s origin is unknown.
4. immigrant is usually an international migrant, whereas an in-migrant may be either an internal or an
international migrant.

immigrant is usually an international migrant, whereas an in-migrant may be either an internal or an
international migrant.

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4. If we knew that 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2010 was foreign-born, we would have information about
a. flow of immigrants.
b. stock of immigrants.
c. influx of immigrants
d. characteristics of immigrants.

stock of immigrants.

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5. Of the following formulas, ______ measures net migration.
a. IM/P
b. IMigR + OMigR
c. IMigR – OMigR
d.OM/P

c. IMigR – OMigR

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6. In his classic study of the push-pull theory of migration, Ravenstein argued that the _____ is the most important motivation to move.
a. desire to get ahead
b. need to escape an unpleasant situation
c. desire to avoid poverty
d. need to stay close to family members

a. desire to get ahead

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Because of the selectivity of migration, it turns out that_______ are disproportionately migrants.
a. older people
b. women
c. young adults
d. minority group members

young adults

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8. If we knew that an international migrant had gone to a particular place to join relatives there, we would probably be talking about the process of
1. return migration.
2. chain migration.
3. undocumented migration.
4. step migration.

2. chain migration.

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9. The new household economic theory of migration suggests that
1. household decision making is more important than individual decision making.
2. neo-classical approaches to migration are fatally flawed.
3. migration is a way to diversify a family’s sources of income.

3. migration is a way to diversify a family’s sources of income.

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10. The world systems theory of migration suggests that
1. once migration has begun, it will take on a life of its own.
2. migration will perpetuated by international organizations.
3. peripheral countries send migrants to core countries.
4. migration is a way to diversify a family’s sources of income.

1. once migration has begun, it will take on a life of its own.

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The analysis of Massey and his associates suggests that _________ provides the single best explanation of international migration:
1. there is no theoretical approach that
2. the new household economics approach
3. the world systems approach
4. the cumulative causation perspective

1. there is no theoretical approach that

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The global pattern of migration has generally been directionally from____to_____.
a. south; south
b. east; west
c. west; east
d.south; north

b. east; west

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13. Of the following, ________ is typically not a consequence of migration for the donor area.
a. the receipt of remittances
b. the loss of young people
c.an increase in number of older people
d. a weakening of kinship relations

d. a weakening of kinship relations

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1. The available evidence suggests that human beings are by nature mobile creatures, which explains the migration transition.

FALSE

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2. Migration is the simplest of the three demographic processes to measure.

FALSE

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3. The young and the restless are more likely to move than most other groups.

TRUE

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4. The neoclassical economic approach to migration assumes that most migration is made by individuals seeking
better economic opportunities.

TRUE

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5. Guest worker programs are generally successful because it means that governments can readily send migrants
back to their home countries.

FALSE

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6. The collapse of the Soviet Union led to an increase in immigration to Russia.

TRUE

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7. The majority of recent immigrants to Canada are from Europe.

FALSE

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8. About 80 percent of the world’s refugees are living in developing nations.

FALSE