International migration data sets
Back to Main Menu
I. COMPREHENSIVE MIGRATION MATRICES BY EDUCATION LEVEL AND BY GENDER (1990-2000)
Reference: A global asessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations, E. Artuc, F. Docquier, C. Ozden, Ch. Parsons (2013)
Census data collected for 100 countries in 2000 and 60 countries in 1990.
- Paper - Version 2 (Apr 2013)
- Database - Version 2 (Apr 2013 - Caveat: mistakes for some Latin American destination countries)
This file includes bilateral migration stocks by age of entry for the 30 OECD destination countries: see Section III below for a decription of the methodology used to compute the age-of-entry breakdown.
Earlier version of the database used in Docquier, Ozden and Peri (2013), Docquier, Machado and Sekkat (2012). Census data collected for 76 countries in 2000 and 60 countries in 1990.
- Paper - Version 1 (Sept 2012)
- Database used in Docquier, Ozden and Peri - Version 1 (Sept 2012)
II. MIGRATION TO OECD DESTINATION COUNTRIES (1990-2000)
Data set with gender breakdown (Rel 2.1):
Reference: A gendered assessment of the brain drain, F. Docquier, A. Marfouk, B.L. Lowell (2007)
- Descriptive note
- Data set in excel format (with revised Belgian data)
- Bilateral data in excel format (with revised Belgian data)
Data set without gender breakdown (Rel 1.1):
Reference: International migration by educational
attainment (1990-2000) - Release 1.1, F. Docquier, A. Marfouk, In
C. Ozden and M. Schiff (eds). International Migration, Remittances
and Development, Palgrave Macmillan: New York (2006).
manuscript with appendix.
- Data set
in excel format.
Link to the OECD's DIOC database (click here)
"The new Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC) provides comprehensive and comparative information on a broad range of demographic and labour market characteristics of immigrants living in OECD countries. The database has been compiled in collaboration with OECD national statistical offices. The main sources of data are population censuses and population registers, sometimes supplemented by labour force surveys. The DIOC includes information on demographic characteristics (age and gender), duration of stay, labour market outcomes (labour market status, occupations, sectors of activity), fields of study, educational attainment and the place of birth. The reference year of the data is the year 2000." Data are also available for 2005.
FOR AGE OF ENTRY (FROM RELEASE 1.1)
Reference: Measuring international skilled migration:
new estimates controlling for age of entry, M. Beine, F. Docquier
and H. Rapoport, (2007).
set in excel format.
IV. PANEL DATA ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION (1975-2010)
Link to IAB brain drain dabatase (click here)
The IAB data on international migration cover information for 20 OECD destination countries by gender, country of origin and educational level, for the years 1980-2010 (5 years intervals). The data contain three major files: (i) Total number of foreign-born individuals aged 25 years and older, living in each of the 20 considered OECD destination countries, by year, country of origin and educational level; (ii) Migration by gender: Total number of foreign-born individual (all age groups as a whole), living in each of the 20 considered OECD destination countries, by gender and country of origin; (iii) Emigration rates: Proportion of migrants over the pre-migration population (defined as the sum of residents and migrants in each source country), by gender, skill level and year.
Reference: Brücker H., Capuano, S. and Marfouk, A. (2013). Education, gender and international migration: insights from a panel-dataset 1980-2010. Norface Research Programme on Migration, Migration: New developments, Spring 2013. Norface Migration: London. 31-32.
Link to Cecily Defoort's database:
Reference: Tendances de long terme en migrations internationales: analyse à partir de 6 pays receveurs, Manuscript in French, Université Catholique de Louvain. C. Defoort (2006).
Contact Cecily Oden-Defoort
- Descriptive note
- Data set in excel format.
V. MEDICAL BRAIN
Modeling the effect of physician emigration on human development. A. Bhargava, F. Docquier and Y. Moullan, (2010). Pdf version. New medical Brain Drain Data Set in Excel format with labels,and in Stata format (February 2010).
AIDS pandemic, medical brain drain and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, A. Bhargava and
F. Docquier. World Bank Economic Review 22, 345-366 (2008). Pdf file. Data set in Excel format. Descriptive note in Pdf format:
A New Panel Data Set on Physicians’
Emigration Rates (1991-2004), A. Bhargava and
F. Docquier. (April 2007)