International Migration to the OECD in the Twenty-First Century
Cansın Arslan (),
Christopher Parsons and
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Jean-Christophe Dumont: International Migration Division, OECD
Zovanga Kone: Development Research Group, World Bank and University of Nottingham
Çaglar Özden: Development Research Group, World Bank
No 16-13, Economics Discussion / Working Papers from The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics
The provision of detailed and comparable international migration statistics prove vital for policy makers and academics alike. In this paper we present the first complete collection of international bilateral migrant stock data for OECD destination countries from the 2010 census round. We analyse the data along a number of critical dimensions (origin, age, education, gender) in historical context, highlighting the most important patterns. These include the continued surge in migration to the OECD, the meteoric rise in high skilled migration, the inexorable increase in female migration and especially the migration of high skilled females. Given their reliability, it is hoped that the data presented in the paper will set the standard for data collection and dissemination in the years to come.
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