pull factor

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pull factor (plural pull factors)

  1. The lure of another home, country, region, organization, or religion.
    • 1853, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië, M. Nijhoff, page 136,
      […] the fact that agricultural land of acknowledged fertility was lying waste on Bawean constituted a powerful pull factor for the land-hungry peasants of those two islands.
    • 1974, Tuğrul Akçura, "Urbanization in Turkey and Some Examples", in Peter Benedict, Erol Tümertekin, and Fatma Mansur (eds.), Turkey: Geographic and social perspectives, E.J. Brill, →ISBN, page 297,
      […] the rapidly increasing population of the cities through migration from the countryside […] The main cause for the migration is the rapid population growth and the inability of the agricultural sector to absorb this population. It can be said that in Turkey urbanization is more a product of the push factor than of the pull factor.
    • 2004, Josef A. Mazanec et al., Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure, CABI Publishing (2004), p. 61,
      "Four [sic] pull factors – 'safety', 'nature/outdoor', 'historical/cultural', 'religious', and 'leisure' – were found to be important contributors in predicting 'cultural value' motivations."
    • 2007, Cathie Ramey and Cathy Jo Cress, "Integrating Late Life Relocation: The Role of the GCM", Chapter 16 in Cathy Jo Cress, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, →ISBN, page 285,
      Family is often a pull factor for older adults. A senior may want to move closer to family for two fundamental reasons: […]

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