OECD International Migration Statistics.

Office of Immigration Statistics.

Statistics Canada (2013). 2011 National Household Survey: Immigration, place of birth, citizenship, ethnic origin, visible minorities, language and religion.

United Nations. (2013). “Total international migrant stock.”

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). (2013). UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2011, 11th edition. New York, NY: United Nations.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). “Foreign-born workers: labor force characteristics—2012.”

U.S. Census Bureau: Foreign-Born Population.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Annual Flow Report, Office of Immigration Statistics.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013). Characteristics of H1B Specialty Occupation Workers.

World Bank. (2013). “Migration and remittance flows: Recent trends and outlook, 2013-2016.”

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.

Population – State level data



Labor and Demographic Microdata


Reading list

  • IZA the world of labor – online journal
  • IZA discussion papers – online
  • AEA web – and journals
  • Journal of Labor Economics – site
  • American Enterprise Institute:
  • Brookings Institution:
  • Cato Institute:
  • Center for Immigration Studies:
  • Citizen and Immigration Canada:
  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship Australia:
  • Economic Policy Institute:
  • The Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany, has created a dataset on immigration and emigration by education, available at
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research:
  • Migration Policy Institute:
  • New York Times interactive map that shows how different immigrant groups settled across the US
  • The OECD’s International Migration Statistics includes data on immigrants by citizenship, age, occupation, duration of stay, occupation, field of study and labor status, available at for a New American Economy:

    Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project:

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

    Urban Institute:

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases data annually on the labor force characteristics of U.S.- and foreign-born workers, including their earnings, education and distribution across occupations:

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (2013). Applicant performance on the naturalization test. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Available at

    U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services:

    The U.S. Census Bureau publishes reports on the characteristics of immigrants in the United States:

    The U.S. Department of State provides an explanation of permanent and temporary visas, including statistics:

    The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics has maps of the distribution of different ethnic groups across England and Wales, available at—ethnicity/index.html.

    The Urban Institute’s Children of Immigrants data tool generates charts and tables about the children of immigrants in the United States, available at

    The World Bank’s resources on migration and remittances are available at

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