Push and Pull Factors
Emigration had a profound influence on modern-day slavery.
Push and pull factors are those factors which either forcefully push people into migration or attract them. A push factor is forceful, and a factor which relates to the country from which a person migrates. It is generally some problem which results in people wanting to migrate. Different types of push factors can be seen further below. A push factor is a flaw or distress that drives a person away from a certain place. A pull factor is something concerning the country to which a person migrates. It is generally a benefit that attracts people to a certain place. Push and pull factors are usually considered as north and south poles on a magnet.
In general we can divide factors causing migrations into two groups of factors: Push and pull factors. In general:
- Push Factors are economic, political, cultural, and environmentally based.
- Pull Factors are economic, political, cultural, and environmentally based.