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Human migration is certainly not a new phenomenon. From the earliest times, humans have been on the move from different places of origin to wide-ranging destinations. The nature, causes, and processes of such movements have been explained by various migration theories stemming from different disciplines. The earliest known, the push-pull models and neo-classical perspectives, explain migration in terms economic, demographic, and environmental factors which ‘push’ people out of unfavorable condit…

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Kwateng-Yeboah, James, “Migration”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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