Determinants of International Migration (DEMIG) C2C (country-to-country)

Data on migration policy changes, migration and emigration flows and bilateral migration flows.

DEMIG C2C: (country-to-country) database contains bilateral migration flow data for 34 reporting countries and from up to 236 countries over the 1946–2011 period. It includes data for inflows, outflows and net flows, respectively for citizens, foreigners and/or citizens and foreigners combined, depending on the reporting countries. The DEMIG C2C database was compiled through extensive data collection and digitalisation of historical national statistics as well as current electronic sources. It provides a unique opportunity to construct migration flows from many origin countries to the 34 reporting countries, as well as return flows.

DEMIG C2C contains data that have been reported by the respective national statistical offices since the post-Second World War period, either in printed or electronic format. As a result, the data have undergone a significant process of digitalisation, format standardisation and verification. However, data have largely been retained as reported by national statistical offices, with the exception of a minimum amount of harmonisation of names of countries, residuals and aggregates to simplify and reduce the list of countries.

The DEMIG C2C database is provided in an Excel file which includes three separate worksheets: Inflows, Outflows and Net Flows. Each worksheet contains data for all reporting countries, years, criteria, coverage, collection method and gender.


Additional Info

Dataset ID DEMIG-C2C
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1946
Temporal Coverage End 2011
Status Discontinued
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2016-12-01
Category research data

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