A Profile of Immigrant Populations in the 21st Century
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A Profile of Immigrant Populations in the 21st Century

Data from OECD Countries

This publication presents and discusses some of the key information available in the newly created Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC). The many graphs and tables include data on: immigrants’ demography including age, gender and duration of stay; and their labour market outcomes including labour market status, occupation and sector of activity.

The book consists of nine thematic chapters, each including a brief description of sources, and a discussion of cross-country differences. The chapters also include a short analysis of specific issues relevant to the data, such as the gender dimension of "brain drain", the international migration of health professionals, and the role of low-skilled foreign-born workers in domestic services.

An introductory chapter provides an overview of the data to present a picture of international migration to the OECD from four regions: Africa, Asia, and Latin America and from within the OECD area. A methodogical note completes the report by summarizing the different sources and methods applied and explaining the structure of the new DIOC.

"Immigration is fascinating, and a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, A Profile of Immigrant Populations in the 21srt Century,  has some juicy nuggets."

-The Times (London)

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Publication Date :
20 Feb 2008
DOI :
10.1787/9789264040915-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
183–197
DOI :
10.1787/9789264040915-12-en

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All the thematic tables included in this publication were extracted from the Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC). This database is made up of seven separate files (A to G), each covering a specific theme. As shown in Table A.1, each file includes a number of variables, which makes it possible to generate a great variety of cross-tabulations on the population characteristics within the OECD countries by country of birth. This publication presents a selection of these cross-tabulations.