Data Visualization International Migration

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Oyetola Oyeyemi


Visualizing International Migration

The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital has created an interactive visualization of major migration patterns occurring from 1990-2010. The team behind the visualization used statistical missing data methods to approximate the true number of migrants, which is often difficult to identify due to illegal migration or varying recording and enforcement standards from country to country. The visualization allows users to discover migration patterns in different parts of the world that may not have been previously well understood.

Take a look.

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About the Author

Tola Oyeyemi is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is in her junior year studying International Economics in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Prior work experience includes projects with Nkwamira, an NGO in Tanzania. She has also served as a research assistant using cross-panel macroeconomic data while at Georgetown. Her interests include economic development and international policy.

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