The diversification of postwar migration (completed)

Alan Gamlen, Steven Vertovec, Norbert Winnige

This project aims to consolidate the leading sources of large-scale quantitative data on international migration flows in the postwar period, with a view to examining the diversification of cross border population movements, particularly in the last three decades. Our immediate objective is to locate, evaluate and compile data that can reveal more about the shift from international migration patterns involving many migrants moving from and to relatively few locations, to patterns characterized by relatively few migrants moving from and to many places. The wider goal of the project is to begin weaving together the fragmented patchwork of existing but disconnected international migration data, collected by a range of international, national and sub-national institutions. In pursuit of these aims, the project will develop relationships with the major institutions that are stakeholders in the collection and application of large-scale international migration data.

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