International Migration Outlook 2013

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This  publication analyses recent development in immigration and other migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students. This edition also contains two special chapters on topical issues: fiscal impact of migration and  discrimination.

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In 2012, 61 300 residence permits were granted, up from the 2011 total of 57 800. Almost half of the permits were granted to EU/EEA nationals and their dependents. Study accounted for 26% of the total, work permits for 15%, and family reunification for 6%. Work permits were at the same level as 2011. Family migration has been falling since 2007, despite an increase in applications. The largest groups within family reunification were citizens of Turkey, Thailand and the Philippines.

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