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The Field of Migration and Labor Migration: Background and Issues
The field of migration and labor migration: Background and issues

In discussing migration, it is important to distinguish between international migration—migration between countries in whatever form; internal migration—that which occurs within a country; and global migration—a combination of the two. International migration has involved some 3 percent of global population annually for the past 50 years now, although estimates of the numbers involved continue to rise—from 175 million in 2000, to 200 million in 2009, and to 214 million in 2010 (ILO, 2010a; UNDP, 2009b). The significant increases are in those areas of international migration where reliable estimates are difficult. However, the overwhelming majority of those who move from their usual place of residence do ...

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