All Subjects



AP Hug



Unit 2

2.12 Effects of Migration

1 min readapril 30, 2020

Edmund Scanlan

AP Human Geography 🚜

Bookmarked 5.7k • 306 resources
See Units

Migration has affected countries historically and contemporarily:

Effects on Country People are Emigrating From

People may leave their country because of a weak economy, overpopulation, or a bad job market. Sometimes there are few opportunities for more educated people which can lead to a brain drain, which is the emigration of well trained/intelligent people from their country of origin.
However, it can be good for the country's economy because it can open up more jobs for people. Also, the people who have emigrated can send remittances, which is money earned in their new country mailed back home.

Effects on Country People Are Immigrating To

Migration also affects the economy of the country that migrants are moving to. It is more people that need housing, education, employment, health care, etc.
But, it can be good for that country in that it diffuses culture and creates new jobs. Sometimes people are brought into a country because there are job openings that need to be filled.


Was this guide helpful?

Join us on Discord
Thousands of students are studying with us for the AP Human Geography exam.
join now
Hours Logo
Studying with Hours = the ultimate focus mode
Start a free study session
🔍 Are you ready for college apps?
Take this quiz and find out!
Start Quiz
Browse Study Guides By Unit
📆Big Reviews: Finals & Exam Prep
✍️Free Response Questions (FRQ)
✏️Frequently Asked Questions
🧐Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
🗺Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
👪Unit 2: Population & Migration
🕌Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes
🗳Unit 4: Political Patterns & Processes
👨‍🌾Unit 5: Agriculture & Rural Land-Use
🌇Unit 6: Cities & Urban Land-Use
💸Unit 7: Industrial & Economic Development
FREE AP hug Survival Pack + Cram Chart PDF
Sign up now for instant access to 2 amazing downloads to help you get a 5
Join us on Discord
Thousands of students are studying with us for the AP Human Geography exam.
join now
💪🏽 Are you ready for the AP HuG exam?
Take this quiz for a progress check on what you’ve learned this year and get a personalized study plan to grab that 5!