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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

Stocks of foreign-born population in OECD countries You or your institution have access to this content


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This indicator presents the stock of foreign-born population in OECD countries, that is, the size of immigrant populations as measured in number of persons. Data on immigrant populations may be collected through registers, residence permits, statistical surveys, or censuses, depending on the country.

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Keywords:  migrant, emigration, wire, migration, foreign, exits, immigrants, transfer, native, flow, immigration
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