Term: International migration

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2022-12-08


concept/Social Determinants of Health-SDOH-Digital Library-Image.jpg A change of residence involving the spatial movement of persons across country borders. The change of residence may result in a new permanent residence (if the person is allowed to reside indefinitely within a country) or a temporary residence, as in the case of international students and contract labour migrant workers, whose visas expire upon the completion of their respective activities.

Synonyms: immigrant, foreign-born.

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