International Migration Outlook 2019

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The 2019 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-OECD economies. It also examines the evolution of labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. This year’s edition includes two special chapters, one on the contribution of temporary migration to the labour markets of OECD countries and the other on the long-term integration effects of family presence. The report also contains country notes and a statistical annex.

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In 2017, Belgium received 108 000 new immigrants on a long‑term or permanent basis (including changes of status and free mobility), 1.4% more than in 2016. This figure comprises 55.9% immigrants benefitting from free mobility, 4.6% labour migrants, 26.6% family members (including accompanying family) and 12.8% humanitarian migrants.

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