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Max Roser (2017) – ‘Migration’. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: https://ourworldindata.org/migration/ [Online Resource]


# Empirical View

# Global view on development over the last half century

Click on any country to see the change over time.

# Correlates, Determinants, & Consequences

# Emigration vs income levels in the origin country

Emigrant stock vs GDP per capita in origin country – Clemens1



# Data Sources

# World Bank
  • Data: Migrant stock
  • Geographical coverage: Global by country
  • Time span: From 1960 onwards in 5 year intervals
  • Available at: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SM.POP.TOTL.ZS
  • Based on United Nations Population Division, Trends in Total Migrant Stock: 2008 Revision.