Abstract

Internal migration refers to the movement of people within the boundaries of a nation-state. Compared to international migration, this area has been relatively neglected, despite its numerical importance worldwide. Whilst there are difficulties in precisely quantifying the extent of internal migration, there is a growing body of case study research on this subject, which draws on a range of theories to illuminate its economic, social and cultural dimensions. Emerging topics include the links between internal migration and life course transitions, the role of migration in fostering development, war, conflict and internally displaced people, and the links between climate change and migration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe international encyclopedia of geography
EditorsD. Richardson
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781118786352
ISBN (Print)9780470659632
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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Keywords

  • Migration
  • Development Studies
  • Population Geography
  • Mobility
  • Social Networks

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Elmhirst, R. (2017). Migration: internal. In D. Richardson (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of geography Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352
Elmhirst, Rebecca. / Migration: internal. The international encyclopedia of geography. editor / D. Richardson. Oxford, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
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