Published on January 14th, 2016 | by Joshua New0
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.