International migration

Modified on 2015/05/12 15:29 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Migration, displaced persons and refugees

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From gender issues to gender statistics on international migration: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do women migrate to the same destinations and for the same reasons as men? International emigrants by sex, age, purpose of leaving the country of origin and country of destination.


International immigrants by sex, age, purpose of entering the destination country and country of origin.
In countries of origin:
Population registers.
Administrative records,
including border or passenger records.

In countries of destination:
Population registers.
Administrative records,
including border, admission or passenger records, and surveys at the border or port of entry.
Are tertiary-educated women as likely to emigrate as tertiary-educated men? Total population in the country of origin and international emigrants by sex, age and educational attainment.



Migrant stock by sex, age, educational attainment and country of origin.
In countries of origin:
Population censuses,
population registers and other administrative sources,
including border or passenger records.

In countries of destination:
Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Do women or men tend to send a larger proportion of their income to their countries of origin? Share of remittances in total income of migrant by sex of the immigrant and country of origin. In countries of destination:
Household surveys.