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The Future of International Migration to OECD Countries to 2030


Publication on the future of international migration to the OECD countries


The factors shaping international migration flows are tremendously complex and hard to predict, as are changes in the migration policies of receiving countries. This publication explores the social, economic and environmental forces that may combine to attract migrants of various types and backgrounds to OECD countries, as well as those that may persuade migrants to emigrate or to stay at home. By analysing different pull and push factors and constructing five different scenarios of migration in the future, this volume endeavours to cast light on a range of key questions.  Which factors will be major determinants of global migration flows?  Which OECD countries will look particularly attractive for migrants? Outside the OECD area, where will the pressures to migrate be especially strong? And what kind of migration-related issues will policy makers likely be facing as a result, as 2030 approaches? Please click here for more information. 


Workshop on the future of international migration to the OECD countries


The experts' workshop to explore the main factors shaping the global migration landscape over the next 20-25 years took place on 1-2 December 2008 in Paris. The aim of the workshop was to begin a process to equip decision makers with an enhanced understanding of the complexities and wider context of future migration flows, so that they may better manage the economic and social implications of a growing trend that both presents opportunities and risks. The workshop considered the driving factors behind increased migratory flows from non-OECD countries to OECD countries and potential scenarios that are likely to reveal the key issues public and private actors could confront if international migration is to be harnessed for long-term social and economic development.

Interested stakeholders are invited to contact Pierre-Alain Schieb, Head of OECD Futures Projects.




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