Lesson 09 EUDAL Laboratoty. International migration datasets.


In this lesson Sona Kalataryan presents the main source of data and how to download the appropriate information from the main source of migration data.

Key providers of International Migration Statistics:

  • Eurostat:



  • Dynamic Data Hub – Blue Hub AND Migration Data Catalogue:



  • OECD Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC and DIOC Extended):



  • World Bank Bilateral Migration Matrix

http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/global- bilateral-migration-database


  • Sussex Global Migrant Origin Database:



  • UNPD:



  • UNPD Global Migration Database:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/data/estimate... html


  • UNPD Trends in International Migrant Stock:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/data/estimate... html


  • UNPD Flows to and from Selected Countries:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/data/empirica... s.shtml


  • UNESCO International Tertiary Students:



  • International Public Use Microdata Statistics (IPUMS):



  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Statistical Online Database:

http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/asylum_seekers and http://data.unhcr.org/dataviz/


Recommended Reading: 

  • Education, gender and international migration: Insights from a panel dataset 1980-2010 – Methodology Report – IAB.



  • Docquier, F., Lowell, B. L. and Marfouk, A. (2009), A Gendered Assessment of Highly Skilled Emigration, Population and Development Review, 35, 297–321.



  • Ortega Francesc and Giovanni Peri(2009), The Causes and Effects of International Migrations: Evidence from OECD Countries 1980-2005, NBER Working Paper No. 14833.



  • Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and Ç. Özden, C. Parsons, M. Schiff and T. L. Walmsley (2011), Where on Earth is Everybody? The Evolution of Global Bilateral Migration, 1960-2000, World Bank Economic Review, 25(1):12-56.



  • Özden Ç, Parsons C, Schiff MW, Walmsley T. (2009), The Evolution of Global Bilateral Migration 1960-2000. In The Second Conference on International Migration and Development, Sep 10-11, The World Bank, Washington DC



  • Alan Gamlen (2010), International Migration Data and the Study of Super-Diversity, MMG Working Paper 10-05.

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:1126637/component/escidoc:... 05_Gamlen_Postwar-Migration-Data.pdf