Human migration trends influence not only country demographics, but also culture, economy, and politics. In today’s age of improved mobility and informational flow, where are people coming from and going to? This is what we set out to discover.
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Our visualization has allowed us to discover that most countries have experienced an increase in migration (whether incoming or outgoing) since 1960. As expected, we notice that immigration levels increase with life expectancy and GDP and decrease with infant mortality rates. Immigration from developing to developed countries is the fastest growing component of global migration. Although most immigrants are male, the proportion of female migrants has increased noticeably between 1960 and 2000. The U.S. continues to be the most important migrant destination in the world, with over 30 million immigrants in 2000 alone. We can only assume that this number is growing as we speak.