Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects


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What is defined as the act of leaving one's place of residence or country to permanently live in another?

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1. Jack is a U.S. citizen that wants to emigrate to Canada because he believes that the taxes there are lower. Why are taxes an example of a pull factor in this scenario?

2. Which of the following is an example of a push factor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can be used to gauge your understanding of emigration and how it occurs. Topics you need to know in order to pass the quiz include the push factor and the term that refers to funds sent back to one's place of origin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of:

  • Emigration
  • Examples of the push factor
  • Term referring to things attracting people to new places

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding features of emigration
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about things that attract people to new places
  • Making connections - understand the concept of push factors

Additional Learning

To learn more about emigration, review the accompanying lesson called Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between immigration and emigration
  • Identify examples of immigration
  • Describe the push factor