Connecting with Emigrants

A Global Profile of Diasporas 2015

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This publication describes the size and characteristics of emigrant populations by origin countries with a special focus on educational attainment and labour force status. It offers origin countries a detailed picture of the size and composition of their diasporas, as well as their evolution since 2000. It contains an overview chapter and six regional chapters, covering: Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD countries; Non-OECD European and Central Asian countries; Middle East and North Africa; and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Regional chapters are followed by a regional note and country notes.




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Non-OECD European countries and Central Asia: Diaspora profile

This chapter looks at recent migration flows and diasporas from non-OECD European and Central Asian countries to the OECD area. It shows that in 2012 about 800 000 new migrants from these countries settled in OECD countries, representing a twofold increase in comparison with these flows in the early 2000s. In 2010/11 there were 15 million emigrants, 15 years old and above, from non-OECD European countries and Central Asia in OECD countries. More than a quarter of these migrants are highly educated and represent 3.4% of all highly educated persons in their countries of origin. Labour market outcomes of migrants from non-OECD European countries and Central Asia have improved substantially over the past decade, especially for women. However, overqualification remains a challenge.This chapter also contains one regional note and 14 country notes for Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

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