What Is the Definition of Voluntary Migration?

Voluntary migration is a type of migration whereby people move to another place by their own choice and free will. This type of migration is usually motivated by economic factors, mainly because the new destination has "pull" factors that attract the people.

Voluntary migration does not result from conflicts or forced evacuation. It involves people making their own decision to move to another place in search of a better life. According to World Savvy, each year people migrate from their home countries in search of economic stability. There are other factors apart from searching for a better life that can lead to voluntary migration, such as family relations and job requirements.