Trends in International Migration

2074-6873 (online)
1563-0501 (print)
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OECD’s annual publication analysing recent developments in migration movements and policies in its countries. Each edition provides the latest statistical information on immigrant stocks and flows, immigrants in the labour market, and migration policies. Country Reports provide detailed policy information for each OECD country and special reports look at current issues in immigration.

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21 Jan 2004
9789264019454 (PDF) ;9789264019447(print)

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This report analyses recent trends in migration movements and policies in all OECD member countries and in selected non-member countries and it includes a detailed description of the flows, the different channels of immigration and the diversity of nationalities involved.

The reader will also find in this publication a special chapter on the regional dimension of migration flows; a case study which analyses the international mobility of health professionals from and to South Africa and the associated risk of brain drain; detailed country notes on recent trends in migration flows and policies; and a statistical annex containing the latest data on foreign and foreign-born populations, foreign workers, migration flows and naturalisations.

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  • Main Trends in International Migration

    The first part of the annual report Trends in International Migration contains three sections that describe the most salient facts observed in 2001-2002. The first section looks at changes in migration movements and in the foreign population in OECD member countries. The second section focuses on the status of immigrants in the labour market and the third provides an overview of migration policies. Despite the deterioration in the economic climate in some OECD countries, the ...

  • Regional Aspects of Migration

    This chapter analyses the regional aspects of international migration. It does not pretend to cover the whole set of issues related to the regional aspects of migration; the aim rather is to address the question "Where do migrants live?" The existence of international differences in the geographic distribution of immigrants raises question about the factors that affect where immigrants decide to live when they arrive in the host country. Among these factors are: i) the presence of family members or of persons of the same ethnic origin; ii) the point of entry into the country and the proximity of the country ...

  • The International Mobility of Health Professionals

    The international mobility of highly skilled workers increased substantially in the 1990s. Most visible in professions connected with new information and communication technologies, it also became increasingly common among health professionals. In South Africa, in particular, where the migration balance has steadily deteriorated over the last fifteen years, the international mobility of health professionals has become an important issue. The factors that determine the international mobility of health professionals broadly ...

  • Recent Changes in Migration Movements and Policies

    The Australian economy continued to perform strongly in 2002, with a GDP growth rate close to 3.5%, 0.7 percentage point higher than in 2001. According to OECD projections,  the economic prospects are also particularly favourable for 2003 and 2004. The unemployment rate decreased to 6.3% in 2002 from 6.7% in 2001. Australia’s immigration policy has delivered economic benefits, in part because of its ...

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