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International Migration Outlook 2014

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This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also contains two special chapters on "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex. This special edition is launched at the occasion of the High-level Policy Forum on Migration (Paris, 1-2 December 2014).

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Recent developments in international migration trends

This chapter provides an overview of recent developments in international migration movements in OECD countries. It begins with a description, based on preliminary data and estimates, of permanent migration flows in 2013, before going on to a more detailed analysis of trends from the start of the financial crisis to 2012. This is followed by an analysis of the changes in the composition of these flows by main category of migration in which particular attention is paid to labour migration – including employment-related free movement. Permanent migration for family or humanitarian motives is then analysed. Temporary migration follows with brief highlights on seasonal and intra-company transfers as well as tracing the continuing growth of asylum seekers especially in the wake of the Syrian conflict since 2011, before turning on to the international mobility of students, a policy focus of many OECD countries. The chapter concludes with a look at the key countries of origin from which migrants leave for OECD countries and the changing trends in net migration as international migration movements have responded to the crisis and its aftermath.

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