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Emigration and immigration -- Statistics

View Resource Historical Data on the Foreign-Born Population in the United States

On March 9, the Census Bureau released this report, an update of and expansion on the last Census report on the foreign-born population, which was published in 1975. This report contains "decennial census data on several characteristics of the foreign-born population, including country of birth, length of residence in the United States, citizenship and age-sex distribution." Users will also find...
View Resource Migration Information Source

Recently introduced by the Migration Policy Institute, the Migration Information Source Web site offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to stay on top of trends and changes in global migration. Looking at migration from many levels and on many planes, the site considers migrations on both national and international fronts. With a dropdown menu of the countries for which data is available...
View Resource Demography and the Social Contract

In this 55-page working paper from the Office of Population Research at Princeton, Marta Tienda examines the relationship between demography and the social contract in the United States, with a particular emphasis placed on historical and contemporary debates about the nature of immigration. As Professor Tienda states in her work, "immigration strains commitment to the democratic principles of...
View Resource Global International Migration Flows

This eye-opening interactive graphic from three researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital can be of use to educators teaching a wide range of subjects, from history to politics to economics to data analysis. It is also a visually arresting representation of the global migration flow of four five-year periods, 1990-1995, 1995-2000, 2000-2005, and 2005-2010....

View Resource Pew Research Center: Origins and Destinations of the World's Migrants 1990 - 2017

The Pew Research Center recently released this interactive map that allows visitors to view a series of data visualizations about how migration around the world has evolved between 1990 and 2017. These visualizations are based on data from the United Nations Population Division. This division defines a migrant as "someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one...