Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Sat Mar 27 22:51:50 UTC 2004

My impression is that both in- and out-migration (and -migrants) are used
regularly in sociological writing.  I don't recall where I picked it up.


At 08:55 AM 3/20/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Scripsit James Landau:
>         >>>
>Aside to Bererly Flanigan:  "in-migrants"?
>         <<<
>I don't remember seeing Ber///Bev's use of it, but I've seen it for many
>years referring to population movements between regions within a
>country, e.g., "The Black population of the Northern cities was swollen
>by a flood of in-migrants from the South". I assumed, and still suppose,
>that it was used instead of "immigrant" because the latter is used for
>people coming from abroad, not moving within the national boundaries.
>Ditto of course "in-migration", which I think I've actually seen more
>often than "in-migrant". And ISTM much less of "out-migrant/tion".
>-- Mark A. Mandel

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