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Trends in International Migration 2003

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This report analyses recent trends in migration movements and policies in all OECD member countries and in selected non-member countries and it includes a detailed description of the flows, the different channels of immigration and the diversity of nationalities involved.

The reader will also find in this publication a special chapter on the regional dimension of migration flows; a case study which analyses the international mobility of health professionals from and to South Africa and the associated risk of brain drain; detailed country notes on recent trends in migration flows and policies; and a statistical annex containing the latest data on foreign and foreign-born populations, foreign workers, migration flows and naturalisations.

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Regional Aspects of Migration

This chapter analyses the regional aspects of international migration. It does not pretend to cover the whole set of issues related to the regional aspects of migration; the aim rather is to address the question “Where do migrants live?” The existence of international differences in the geographic distribution of immigrants raises question about the factors that affect where immigrants decide to live when they arrive in the host country. Among these factors are: i) the presence of family members or of persons of the same ethnic origin; ii) the point of entry into the country and the proximity of the country ...

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