Data Set Immigration

Published on January 14th, 2016 | by Joshua New


Tracking International Migration Patterns

The United Nations (UN) Population Division, which provides demographic information to various UN initiatives, has published its latest time series data set of global migration flows, with data going as far back as 1980 for some countries. The number of countries that are publishing detailed migration data is growing—in 2005, the UN could only compile data for 15 countries, compared to 45 countries in 2015. The data is particularly useful to researchers studying international migration flows because countries do not use consistent standards for migration data, which makes comparisons and other analysis challenging.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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