This publication constitutes the 47th report of the OECD’s Continuous Reporting System on Migration. The report is divided into six chapters plus a statistical annex. Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of recent trends in international migration flows. It also analyses recent changes on the labour market inclusion of immigrants in OECD countries. Chapter 2 monitors recent changes in migration policies, while Chapter 3 looks at the recent changes in policies that support the integration of immigrants and their children.

Chapter 4 explores fertility patterns among migrant populations in OECD countries and the limits of the measures commonly used to describe them. It analyses the factors shaping fertility gaps between native- and foreign-born women, as well as those driving convergence over time. Chapter 5 looks at the relationship between family formation and labour market outcomes among migrant women. It analyses the short- and longer-term effects on employment outcomes and reviews some of the policies to support the employment of migrant mothers and the role of institutional arrangements.

Chapter 6 presents succinct country-specific notes and statistics on developments in international migration movements and policies in OECD and selected non-OECD countries in recent years. Lastly, the statistical annex includes a broad selection of recent and historical statistics on immigrant flows, asylum requests, foreign and foreign-born populations, and naturalisations.

This year’s edition of the OECD International Migration Outlook is the collective work of the staff of the International Migration Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. Chapters 4 and 5 were drafted by Alicia Adsera (Princeton University) and Marcela Valdivia (OECD). The preparation of these chapters has benefited from the financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and the Swedish Ministry of Employment. Jean-Christophe Dumont edited the report. Statistical work was carried out by Philippe Hervé and Veronika Strain-Fajth and coordinated by Cécile Thoreau. Editorial assistance was provided by Dominika Andrzejczak and Charlotte Baer as well as Lucy Hulett.

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