Ravenstein's Laws of Migration:
- Most migrants move only a short distance.
- There is a process of absorption, whereby people immediately
surrounding a rapidly growing town move into it and the gaps they
leave are filled by migrants from more distant areas, and so on
until the attractive force [pull factors] is spent.
- There is a process of dispersion, which is the inverse of
- Each migration flow produces a compensating counter-flow.
- Long-distance migrants go to one of the great centers of
commerce and industry.
- Natives of towns are less migratory than those from rural
- Females are more migratory than males.
- Economic factors are the main cause of migration.