Global Bilateral Migration Database.

Global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning the period 1960-2000, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born concept are presented. Over one thousand census and population register records are combined to construct decennial matrices corresponding to the last five completed census rounds.

The first database has been expanded in order to include the results of the 2010 census.

Citation: Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and Ç. Özden, C. Parsons, M. Schiff and T. L. Walmsley (2011) 'Where on Earth is Everybody? The Evolution of Global Bilateral Migration, 1960-2000', World Bank Economic Review 25(1):12-56

Matrix of migration flows between 226 by 226 countries covering the population census rounds of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000. The flows are reconstructed from the United Nations Population Division database of migrants stocks. The country of birth approach is given priority in defining migrants.


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    Legal migration and integration

    Legal migration and visas (high or low skilled labour, students, seasonal workers, family reunification, blue cards etc.);

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Additional Info

Dataset ID GBMD
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1960
Temporal Coverage End 2013
Status Discontinued
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2016-11-08
Category international organization

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