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Pull Factors

Definition - What does Pull Factors mean?

Pull factor is a geography term that is used to describe factors that attract people to a country, region, religion, organization etc.. It is the opposite of a push factor, which involves conditions that motivate one to leave. Used in geography and globalization, pull factor is a positive term used to explain what makes a place attractive to those migrating from a different land.

Safeopedia explains Pull Factors

People often migrate to places with better pull factor to escape places with push factors, such as natural disasters, persecution, poor opportunities etc.. Examples of pull factor include better housing, better jobs and opportunities, religious freedom, political freedom etc.. People are often motivated by better income and quality of life, however, health and safety is often a concern that is considered by those migrating to a new land, as well as when considering other kinds of pull factors.

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