Example: Chris is an emigrate from the United States that now lives in Canada.
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- Plural: emigrations
- You emigrate when you leave your home country and immigrate to your new country.
- You can remember this distinction by thinking “Exit” for emigration and “Into” for immigration.
- Emigration is a type of migration which is typically is viewed as transitory (i.e. moving from place to place with the seasons); emigration along with immigration are generally permanent.
- Also called:
- The (adjective) emmigratory or (adjective) emmigrational patterns of (noun) emmigrants (verb) emmigrating are studied by demographers.
- Cohen, Robin. 1996. The Sociology of Migration. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: E. Elgar.
- Jacoby, Tamar. 2004. Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What it Means to be American. New York: Basic Books.
- Morawska, Ewa T. 2009. A Sociology of Immigration: (Re)making Multifaceted America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Portes, Alejandro. 1995. The Economic Sociology of Immigration: Essays on Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
- Vigdor, Jacob L. 2009. From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Yans-McLaughlin, Virginia. 1990. Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Wiktionary. n.d. “emigration.” Retrieved October 19, 2013 (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/emigration).