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  1. Explore the resource above and add examples explaining why many Mexicans attempt to migrate to Mexico to the grid below.
  2. Include data and examples. Add your own ideas.
 
 

CAUSES AND EFFECTS IN MEXICO

 

CAUSES AND EFFECTS in THE USA

 

FURTHER READING

 
 

p79 Guinness HL Book

 
 

EXAM QUESTION

Explain the causes and effects of one major international labour flow. [10 marks]

 

mark scheme

The causes should encompass both push and pull factors and possibly also the enabling role of technology and transport networks (both providing means to move as well as spreading knowledge of opportunities), without which the migratory impulse may not be acted upon. Popular examples could include movement from Mexico to the US or movements internal to the EU, South Asians working in the Middle East, or Filipinos into Asia. Assess any example on its own merits but poorly chosen small-scale migration flows should be restricted to band C.

The effects depend upon the case study chosen. These might include economic/social impacts for host/source or the political reaction of natives/the media in the host country. More broadly, processes of cultural exchange and the growth of diaspora may be explored, possibly within the wider global context of migration contributing to growth of a “global village”/shrinking world. But do not expect all of these themes by any means to be necessary for full marks to be awarded: just two causes and two different types of effect could be sufficient to access the highest bands if the case study details are good.

To access Band E, both causes and effects should be addressed in a reasonably balanced way.