TABLE 1-6Major Influences in Migration Dynamics Since the 1950s

Influences on Modern Migration
Differential regional population growth
Decolonialization
Availability, accessibility, and affordability of air travel
Speed of travel
Magnitude of international mobility
Refugee and internally displaced persons producing situations—civil, political, and environmental
End of the Soviet Union
Evolution of international labor market demands

SOURCE: Based on data in Gushulak and MacPherson (2006).

From: 1, Migration, Mobility, and Health

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Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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