International migration

Modified on 2013/05/23 11:18 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Migration, displaced persons and refugees

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? Number of international emigrants by sex, age, purpose of leaving the country of origin, and country of destination


Number of 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 number of 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