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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Population Facts: International Migrants by Age

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AUTHOR Department of Economic and Social Affairs
TYPE Policy Brief
DATE 2010
TOPIC Migration

The age distribution of international migrants differs markedly from that of the overall population. Estimates of the number of international migrants by age group and sex, available for the first time for every country in the world, indicate that, globally, international migrants are older than the general population. Whereas half of all international migrants are 39 years or older, half of the total population is composed of persons 28 years or older.

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