International Migration Outlook 2021

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The 2021 edition of International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and the labour market inclusion of immigrants in OECD countries. It also monitors recent policy changes in migration governance and integration in OECD countries. This edition includes two special chapters, one providing an in-depth analysis of the fiscal impact of migration in OECD countries since the mid 2000s and another on the causes and consequences of the residential segregation of immigrants. The Outlook also includes country notes and a detailed statistical annex.

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In 2019, Denmark received 53 000 new immigrants on a long-term or permanent basis (including changes of status and free mobility), ‑4.4% compared to 2018. This figure comprises 54.6% immigrants benefitting from free mobility, 16.6% labour migrants, 15.3% family members (including accompanying family) and 3.3% humanitarian migrants. Around 8 500 permits were issued to tertiary-level international students and 7 500 to temporary and seasonal labour migrants (excluding intra-EU migration). In addition, 46 000 intra-EU postings were recorded in 2019, an increase of 130% compared to 2018. These posted workers are generally on short-term contracts.

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