push factor

push factor

A term of art referring the factors (e.g., low wages; unstable work environment; undersupply of critical tools, gloves, instruments and medication; weak public health systems) that compel a doctor to leave a developing country in favour of a wealthier one, thereby exacerbating the shortages of trained health personnel in less developed countries.
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The push factor is forceful and drives migrants out of their countries.
In addition, the dismantling of makeshift camps in Morocco and Algeria acted as push factor in displacing migrants to other areas.
While the Stanford study talks about how prejudice can drive people to extremism, another study published by the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism in July revealed economic background was a crucial push factor for Muslims from other foreign countries to join the terror groups fighting in Syria.
However, the depletion of fish stock in Africa is a major push factor in the migration of young people to Europe and elsewhere.
Table 5 shows that two push factor variables (personal and political) were correlated significantly with career aspiration, and all variables in the pull factors were correlated significantly with career aspirations.
This push factor had the impact of forcing the 'Erased' out of Slovenia to neighboring territories or other newly formed states, as well as split families, and alienated friends and former coworkers.
And in many parts of rural Africa and India, a decline in rainfall has acted as a push factor for internal or cross-border migration to more water-abundant places, often cities, creating new social pressures as the numbers of displaced people grow.
If we can improve the condition of the camps we can reduce the push factor.
Japan's ageing population constitutes a push factor, he argued, as companies looking to grow increasingly have to expand abroad.
But while trying to diminish the pull factor, EU leaders have to be realistic about the powerful push factor, driving people to seek a better life.
So while a gradual rise in Fed funds rate in 2015 will be a 'negative' push factor for FII portfolio flows to India, it is unlikely to outweigh a combination of favorable 'pull' factors, notably a strong, stable government, a macro-economy that has bottomed out and begun to recover, relative stability on the external front and domestic investors who are clearly warming towards their own equity market for the first time since FY09.
Better remuneration as the push factor for switching jobs comes as no surprise, Trefor Murphy, Managing Director of Morgan McKinley, a global professional services recruitment consultancy, said.