Emigration is the act of leaving one's resident country with the intent to settle elsewhere. Conversely, immigration describes the movement of persons into one country from another. Both are acts of migration across national boundaries.
Demographers examine push and pull factors for people to be pushed out of one place and attracted to another. There can be a desire to escape negative circumstances such as shortages of land or jobs, or unfair treatment. People can be pulled to the opportunities available elsewhere. Seeking refugee status in a foreign country from oppressive conditions may lead to permanent emigration.
Patterns of emigration have been shaped by numerous economic, social, and political changes throughout the world in the last few hundred years. For instance, millions of individuals fled poverty, violence, and political turmoil in Europe to settle in the Americas and Oceania during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
In it, analysts puzzled over the paradox that in Ireland youth unemployment is the lowest in the EU, yet 70pc of young people feel so demoralised they are seriously considering emigrating ... of security.But I can also attest to the point that emigration often exacts a heavy price.
Fear of ‘grey power’ will see younger generation burdened with the cost of the Government’s resfusal to face up to the cost of funding the state pension. This “grey power” could also produce militancy about protecting hard-earned entitlements, writes Diarmuid Ferriter. Photograph. iStock. Diarmaid Ferriter. Fri Sep 23 2022 - 05.00 ... READ MORE ... .
'Russians are fleeing their country in droves'. That’s how Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, partners in life and journalism, sum up in seven words one of the many tragedies of Russia, from which they too have fled – further than most, to Britain ... A trial – in absentia – is expected in October ... This is what Putin has done ... state communism ... .
Many Business Day articles over the past month have highlighted rapidly accelerating emigration ...Holding the government accountable means understanding emigration numbers. There are few better indicators of executive government failure than net emigration flows.