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Dataset | 27 April 2021

Determinants of International Migration (DEMIG) POLICY

Data on migration policy changes; migration and emigration flows and bilateral migration flows.

DEMIG POLICY tracks more than 6;500 migration policy changes enacted by 45 countries around the world mostly in the 1945-2013 period. The policy measures are coded according to the policy area and migrant group targeted; as well as the change in restrictiveness they introduce in the existing legal system. The dataset allows for both quantitative and qualitative research on the long-term evolution and effectiveness of migration policies.

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