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Emigration
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1. Concept

Emigration is a form of mobility that takes place by voluntary decision (unlike abduction [Slave abduction] or forced migration) and for primarily economic reasons (unlike conscientious refugee movements; cf. Refugees of conscience; Exile), and in which the migrant or emigré intends to settle elsewhere permanently (unlike occupational migration). Depending on destination, distinctions can be drawn between migrations from Europe to other…

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Lucassen, Jan and Lucassen, Leo, “Emigration”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018730>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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