Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
Ernest George Ravenstein, The Laws of Migration, 1885. CSISS Classics
- Author(s): Corbett, John
- Editor(s): Janelle, Donald
- et al.
In a paper to the Statistical Society in England in 1885, E. G. Ravenstein outlined a series of "laws of migration" that attempted to explain and predict migration patterns both within and between nations. The ideas derived from his work continue to inform studies of human migration more than a century later.