Migrations change the number, distribution and composition of the population in

(a) the area of departure

(b) the area of arrival

(c) both the area of departure and arrival

(d) none of the above




  • Migration is the movement of people across regions and territories.

  • Migration can be internal (within the country) or international (between the countries).

  • Internal migration does not change the size of the population but influences the distribution of the population within the nation.

  • Migration plays a very significant role in changing the composition and distribution of the population.

  • In India, most m igrations have been from rural to urban areas because of the “push” factor in rural areas. These are adverse conditions of poverty and unemployment in the rural areas and the “pull” of the city in terms of increased employment opportunities and better living conditions.

  • Migrations change the number, distribution, and composition of the population in both the area of departure and arrival.

So, the correct option is (c).

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