Ernest George Ravenstein: The Laws of Migration, 1885


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In this article, from the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, author John Corbett discusses E.G. Ravenstein's 1885 paper, which outlined a series of "laws of migration" that attempted to explain and predict migration patterns both within and between nations. Corbett discusses how Ravenstein derived his laws, as well as how his paper was received.

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