Why Population Matters To Migration and Urbanization

People are moving from place to place more than ever before. Rates of international migration are increasing, and more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. Many personal, economic, and environmental factors drive migration, and the pressures of population growth often contribute to individuals’ decisions to move. Improving the status of women through increased access to reproductive health care in rural and urban areas can affect migration and urbanization trends by reducing demand for public services and increasing employment and economic opportunities.