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.For the first time, a comprehensive picture of bilateral global migration over the last half of the twentieth century emerges. The data reveal that the global migrant stock increased from 92 to 165 million between 1960 and 2000. South-North migration is the fastest growing component of international migration in both absolute and relative terms. The United States remains the most important migrant destination in the world, home to one fifth of the world™s migrants and the top destination for migrants from no less than sixty sending countries. Migration to Western Europe remains largely from elsewhere in Europe. The oil-rich Persian Gulf countries emerge as important destinations for migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and South and South-East Asia. Finally, although the global migrant stock is still predominantly male, the proportion of women increased noticeably between 1960 and 2000.

Acronym: 
GBMD
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Social Protection and Labor
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
226
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
Access Options:
Query Tool
Temporal Coverage: 
1960 - 2000

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually
Release Date: 
June 22, 2011

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
July 1, 2011

No Visualizations Available.

Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and ?. ¦zden, 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

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.For the first time, a comprehensive picture of bilateral global migration over the last half of the twentieth century emerges. The data reveal that the global migrant stock increased from 92 to 165 million between 1960 and 2000. South-North migration is the fastest growing component of international migration in both absolute and relative terms. The United States remains the most important migrant destination in the world, home to one fifth of the world™s migrants and the top destination for migrants from no less than sixty sending countries. Migration to Western Europe remains largely from elsewhere in Europe. The oil-rich Persian Gulf countries emerge as important destinations for migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and South and South-East Asia. Finally, although the global migrant stock is still predominantly male, the proportion of women increased noticeably between 1960 and 2000.

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Modified Date
2018-02-15
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64067
License
License Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
1960 - 2000
Rating: 
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Acronym: 
GBMD
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
226
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Update Schedule: 
2014
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1960
End Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
DEC
Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2011
Granularity: 
Citation Text: 
Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and ?. ¦zden, 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
Modified date: 
15155
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Source: 

Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and š. ¦zden, 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

Source: 

Global Bilateral Migration Database, World Bank Group and š. ¦zden, 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

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