Migration Policy Issues No.2, March 2003

Facts and Figures on International Migration

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No country of the world remains unaffected by international migration flows. They are all either countries of origin, transit or destination for migrants, or all three simultaneously. Like other flows, whether financial, commercial, or flows of information or ideas, the rising tide of people crossing frontiers is among the most reliable indicators of the intensity of globalization.

The second issue of the Migration Policy Series provides an overview of the most relevant figures on international migration, available in three languages.

Table of contents: 
  • International migrants
  • Migrant stocks by world region
  • Immigration and emigration countries
  • Highly skilled workers
  • Irregular migration
  • Foreign labour force
  • Migrant remittances