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Push and Pull Factors of Migration

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Last year a blockbuster hit movie revealed something true about push and pull factors without realizing. In the movie, a married couple moves from an undesirable house to a new, beautiful house, in a picturesque, quiet neighborhood. Or so they thought...right after they bought the house, the house next door was sold to a fraternity. Frat boys constantly kept them up with parties and college antics.

What does this movie reveal about push and pull factors?

A

Push and pull factors can be cultural, demographic, political, economic or environmental.

B

Economic push and pull factors are the strongest factors to influence a person's migration.

C

Cultural push and pull factors are the strongest factors to influence a person's migration.

D

Push factors perceive a place more negatively, whereas pull factors perceive a new destination as more attractive.

E

Pull factors perceive a place more negatively, whereas push factors perceive a new destination as more attractive.