International migration policies and data

International Migration Outlook 2008

 

 

ISBN Number:
978-92-64-04565-1
Publication Date:
September 2008

Pages: 394

 

Editorial | Introduction | Table of contents | 

Country notes | Essential Material |

Remarks by OECD Secretary-General

Multilingual summaries | Additional Material |

How to Obtain this Publication | Previous editions

 

 

Migration is rarely far from the headlines, generating controversy and debate around the world. But behind the hype, what is the reality of migration today? The OECD's International Migration Outlook 2008 provides an annual update on this important policy issue.

In this year's edition:

• Trends: Where do migrants come from and where do they go?
• Employment: How are immigrants faring in OECD labour markets?
• Policy: How is policy on migration evolving?
• Country notes: Updates on trends and policy developments for each OECD country.
• Editorial: Temporary labour migration may deliver less than it promises.

Plus—two special chapters:
• How are governments managing the migration of low-skilled workers?

• How widespread is return migration and what is its impact?


 The detailed statistics, tables and charts contained in the report are available via the StatLinks printed in the book (EXCEL™).

Structure of the report 

Did you know?

> China was the leading source for immigrants in the OECD area in 2006, accounting for just over one in 10 new arrivals. Among OECD members, Poland was the biggest source country, accounting for just over one in 20 immigrants into other OCED countries.

 

COUNTRY NOTES

Australia

Finland

Japan

Norway

Switzerland

 Austria

France

Korea

Poland

Turkey

Belgium

Germany

Lithuania

Portugal

United Kingdom

Bulgaria

Greece

Luxembourg

Romania

United States

Canada

Hungary

Mexico

Slovak Republic

 

Czech Republic

Ireland

Netherlands

Spain

 

Denmark

Italy

New Zealand

Sweden

 

ESSENTIAL MATERIAL

 

AEO in 40 slides

Did You Know?
 About 4 million immigrants intending to stay permanently arrived into the OECD area in 2006, a rise of about 5% on the previous year. 

Find out more about migration trends...

Did You Know?
 For most OECD countries, employment of immigrants has improved over the last 5 years.

Find out more about migrants and employment ...

Did You Know?
 Most OECD countries now allow foreign students to search for work after completion of their studies and to obtain a work permit if they find one.

Find out more about migration policy...


 



 

Did You Know?
 In the United States and in much of Europe, employers are becoming increasingly reliant on immigrants, including temporary immigrants, to do low-skilled work.
Find out more about low-skilled migration

Did You Know?
 In OECD countries, between a fifth and a half of immigrants leave within five years of arriving—some to return to their country of origin and some to move to a third country.
Find out more about return migration


MULTILINGUAL SUMMARIES

Chinese

Finnish

Icelandic

Polish

SwedishTurkish

 Czech

French

Italian

Portuguese

Turkish

Danish

German

Japanese

Russian

 

Dutch

Greek

Korean

Slovak

 

English

Hungarian

Norwegian

Spanish

 


ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

 


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PREVIOUS EDITIONS

Trends in International Migration, 2000 edition

Trends in International Migration, 1999 edition

Trends in International Migration, 1998 edition

Trends in International Migration, 1997 edition

 

 

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A selection of chapters from past issues of International Migration Outlook

 

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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