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About Migration Dialogue

Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.

Contact us at migrant@primal.ucdavis.edu.

Rural Migration News: Global Trends

The IOM's World Migration Report 2020 surveyed trends in international migration, noting that UN's DESA estimated there were 272 million international migrants in 2019, up from 221 million in 2010. The number of international migrants has tripled since 1970, and the migrant share of the world's population rose from 2.3 percent to 3.5 percent of the world's 7.7 billion people in 2019.

Asia (84 million) and Europe (82 million) have over 60 percent of the world's migrants; migrants are a much larger share of Europe's 740 million people, 11 percent, than they are of Asia's 4.6 billion, 1.8 percent. Migrant shares were highest in Oceania, where eight million migrants among 38 million people made migrants 21 percent of residents, and North America (Canada and US), where 59 million migrants among 370 million people made migrants 16 percent of residents.

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  • Rural Migration News

    Rural Migration News is produced with the support of the Colcom, Giannini, and Walmart foundations. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two-years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.

  • Farm Labor and Mexican Produce Exports

    The US imports half of its fresh fruit and a third of its fresh vegetables, mostly from Mexico. the leading source. This project, led by the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and supported by the Walmart foundation, is developing a database on Mexican farm workers employed in Mexican export agriculture and in US labor-intensive agriculture.

  • Migration News

    Migration News is produced with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and UCB Institute of European Studies. A paper edition is available by mail for $30 domestic and $50 foreign for one year and $55 and $95 for two years. Make checks payable to Migration Dialogue and send to Philip Martin, Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA.

  • Sloan West Coast Program On S&E Workers

    This network of researchers hosts seminars on labor and immigration issues affecting science and engineering workers, compiles and distributes information on these issues, and cooperates closely with the NBER's SEWP.

  • Changing Face & UFW Contracts

    The Changing Face project assesses the effects of immigrant farm workers on agriculture and agricultural communities.

  • Research & Seminars

    Include Opinion Leader Seminars, the Comparative Immigration and Integration Program, and Transatlantic Migration Policy Issue seminars.