Sociology Index


Emigration is migration out of a nation. Emigrants are those who leave their home country. Emigration is leaving one's native country to settle in another country. People choose emigration for political or economic reasons, or for personal reasons like emigrating to be with spouse. Emigration has been shaped by economic, social, and political changes throughout the world since the last millenium. Immigration is the movement of peoples into a country or territory. Aged people living in rich nations with cold climates normally choose to emigrate to warmer climates when they retire.

Estimates on emigration must be derived from secondary sources such as immigration records of the receiving country or records from other agencies. The rate of emigration has continued to grow, reaching beyond 280 million in 2017. The history of Swedish emigration to America goes further back in time than that of the United States. Swedes started to come in 1638, just eighteen years after the landing of the "MAYFLOWER."

Emigration as popular culture - The case of Morocco - Tarik Sabry. This article explores the symbolic dimensions of emigration by enquiring into the relationship between emigration as a social phenomenon in Morocco, and Moroccan popular culture. This article concentrates on three taken-for-granted, non-institutionalized, popular cultural spaces in Moroccan popular culture: popular jokes, the Derb and the queue outside western embassies, and argues that emigration in Morocco is not an isolated social phenomenon, but a pervasive part of the make-up of its popular culture.

A Review of Swedish Emigration to America
Unlike the Pilgrim Fathers, the Swedes were not religious dissenters but rather an organized group of colonizers. The tidal wave of Swedish emigration began in the mid 1840s. The Swedes still rank number seven among the European groups. In proportion to the population of their home countries, only the British Isles and Norway surpassed Sweden in the number of immigrants.

Negotiating Emigration and the Family: Individual Solutions to the 1997 Anxiety - KHUN ENG KUAH.
In an environment of decolonization and Sino-British disagreement, the Hong Kong people are reevaluating their status relating to the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China. This is coupled with a sense of anomie resulting from the rapid shift to a postindustrial, postmodern era. How do Hong Kong people cope with these two dialectically opposed sociopolitical and socioeconomic processes? This article explores how individuals and families cope with political uncertainty through negotiating emigration and marriage strategies. In selecting their strategies, they face dislocation in their host countries.

The Role of Emigration and Migration in Swedish Industrialization 
Urban Karistrom.
A numerical general equilibrium model has been designed to describe Swedish demoeconomic development during its first phase of industrialization, the pre-World War I period. Three dynamic simulations analyze the role of rural-to-urban migration and emigration in Swedish industrialization and some results are presented concerning their importance for the development of the Swedish economy.