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Economic Considerations of Human Migration

             Human migration is solely determined by economic considerations.
             Human migration is the movement of people from one place to another for the purpose of taking up permanent or semi-permanent residence, usually across a political boundary or instance Canada, Singapore, Belgium amongst others. It usually includes refugees, displaced persons, uprooted people, and economic migrants. Migration is certainly not a recent phenomenon; on the contrary, it has been part of the human history since its very beginning. According to the World Migration Report 2010, the number of international migrants was estimated at 220 million in 2013. If this number continues grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years, it could reach 450 million by 2050. However, is human migration solely determined by economic considerations? As a matter of fact, there are both pull and push factors that contribute to this global phenomenon. .
             Firstly, economic consideration is an essential factor in explaining human migration patterns from the host and the origin country's point of view. 75% of migration flows are from South to North which can be correlated with the idea that in general the North offers more economic pull factors than the South. For example, a waiter or a cook in a simple restaurant earns about 260£ a month in Poland and 1980£ in Britain and this accounts for the 440 000 people from Poland. In Ghana, 50% of the doctors have left because their qualification can allow them better living standards in another country due to better revenues. Thus, clearly demonstrating that human migration is determined by economic considerations. .
             In addition, large groups of people often move to other countries or cities to support their families when they are unable to find jobs in their aboriginal country. Sometimes one or more members of a family emigrate to another country for work and send money back to their families.

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