What is emigration?

  • (noun): Migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another).
    Synonyms: out-migration, expatriation


Emigration is the act of permanently leaving one's country or region to settle in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement in general is termed migration. There are many reasons why people might choose to emigrate. Better economic opportunity is a "pull" factor, as is a quest for a better climate. Fears of poverty or of religious or political discrimination are "push" factors.

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Some articles on emigration:

List Of Heinlein Planets - Time For The Stars
... Jupiter — A planet, some moons of which, were open for emigration ... Mars — A planet which was open for emigration and on which a "horrible mistake" was made during first contact with unspecified aliens ... Venus — A planet which was open for emigration ...
Ministry Of Colonial Affairs - History
... to provide sporadic encouragement of overseas emigration to help relieve overpopulation of the Japanese home islands and to help spread Japanese influence ... However, the emigration of Japanese to foreign countries did nothing to help secure the peripheral areas of the Japanese Empire itself ... The new ministry was intended to coordinate emigration and settlement in all exterior territories of Japan, and had supervisory responsibility for Chōsen ...
Emigration Restrictions
... Further information Eastern Bloc emigration and defection, Illegal emigration, Panmunjeom, Operation Keelhaul, and Berlin Wall Some countries restrict the ... Soviet Union began such restrictions in 1918, with laws and borders tightening until even illegal emigration was nearly impossible by 1928 ... The emigration resulted in massive "brain drain" from East Germany to West Germany of younger educated professionals, such that nearly 20% of East Germany's population had migrated to ...
Subdivisions Of Belize - Demographics - Emigration, Immigration, and Demographic Shifts
... Because of conflicts in neighbouring Central American nations, Mestizo refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have fled to Belize in significant numbers during the 1980s, and have been significantly adding to this group ... These two events have been changing the demographics of the nation for the last 30 years ...