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Study Report

Study Number: SC-515-001-1-1-International-UN-1960

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: International migration flows to and from selected countries, 1960-2004: the 2005 revision.  [machine-readable data file] / United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division  [principal investigator(s)] / New York, NY: United Nations  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 11/11/2008

Number of Files Received: 16

Comments: Data is in Excel format.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/25/2008

Documentation: Document is in pdf format.

Abstract: This study contains time series data on the flows of international migrants as recorded by 15 countries in developed regions (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany), Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. These key receiving countries are among the few countries in the world with fairly complete sets of data on international migration flows. Each file has a complete set of the data available for a given country in Excel format. The period for which data are presented varies from country to country. In a majority of cases, an effort has been made to cover the period 1960-2004. However, some countries lack data for the early 1960s and the most recent data available for some countries is 2003. For countries that were not major receiving countries in the 1960s (Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway and Spain), their time series start in 1980. Countries gathering and publishing statistics on the flows of international migrants do not use the same criteria to identify migrants nor do they classify them in similar ways in terms of origin. Each file in the contains several worksheets. The first worksheet contains data on immigration, the second worksheet contains data on emigration when available, and the third worksheet shows data on net migration, the difference between immigration and emigration when both series are available. Users should be aware of the problems of comparability underlying existing statistics.

Media/File Reports:

7385 (CD-Rom)
7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)