Migration

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Migration refers to all movements of people into (immigration) or out (emigration) of a specific country or countries. Migrant populations are defined on the ground of the place of birth (foreign-born) or of the citizenship (foreigners). Migrants are classed under one of several categories: family, free movements, work, humanitarian, accompanying family of workers, or other.

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Keywords:  migration, transfer, migrant, emigration, flow, wire, immigration
 

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  • Permanent immigrant inflows

    Permanent immigrant inflows cover regulated movements of foreigners considered to be settling in the country from the perspective of the destination country.
  • Foreign-born population

    The foreign-born population is defined as all people who have ever migrated from their country of birth to their current country of residence.
  • Foreign population

    The foreign population consists of people who still have the nationality of their home country. It may include people born in the host country.
  • Native-born employment

    The native-born employment rate is calculated as the share of employed native-born persons aged 15-64 in the total native-born population (active and inactive persons) of that same age.
  • Foreign-born employment

    The foreign-born employment rate is calculated as the share of employed foreign-born persons aged 15-64 in the total foreign-born population (active and inactive persons) of that same age.
  • Native-born unemployment

    The native-born unemployment rate is calculated as the share of unemployed native-born persons aged 15-64 in the native-born labour force (the sum of employed and unemployed native-born) of that same age.
  • Foreign-born unemployment

    The foreign-born unemployment rate is calculated as the share of unemployed foreign-born persons aged 15-64 in the foreign-born labour force (the sum of employed and unemployed foreign-born) of that same age.
  • Native-born participation rates

    The native-born participation rate is calculated as the share of employed and unemployed native-born persons aged 15-64 in the total native-born population (active and inactive persons) of that same age.
  • Foreign-born participation rates

    The foreign-born participation rate is calculated as the share of employed and unemployed foreign-born persons aged 15-64 in the total foreign-born population (active and inactive persons) of that same age.
  • Stocks of foreign-born population in OECD countries

    Stocks of foreign-born population in OECD countries refer to the size of immigrant populations in countries. This indicator is measured in number of persons.
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