Homework for the theme: REVERSE MIGRATION

It is largely based on economics.



Paula Deen and North Carolina preacher



Spike Lee



India – economics

Until then India is witnessing the curious phenomenon of “reverse migration”: due to the lack of manufacturing jobs, 12 million people are set to return to rural areas from cities by 2019.


They have also been encouraged by the fact that the while the West has been struggling to recover, China has continued to grow at stable rates. The second important determinant driving the reverse migration has been the proactively encouraging attitude of the Chinese state. China has been providing strong incentives such as favourable taxation policies, generous housing allowance and insurance benefits, settlement allowances for spouses and children, research grants and awards for encouraging overseas Chinese experts to come back to the mainland.


What’s clear is this, though: in just the past half-century, the demographic makeup of the United States has shifted fairly dramatically, and in the next half-century, it shall do so again. Culturally and contextually, we need to appreciate what this means for our cities (where we’re mostly living) and our associated societal constructs.


Her decision to move stemmed as much from a desire to flee the North as it did to settle in the South. In that sense, she reflects the sentiments of some of the new migrants. Some critics, in fact, have portrayed the reverse migration as an indictment of the urban North – as a flight from the lack of jobs, the abundance of mean streets, and the growing social woes of Northern cities.


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