This dataset, a product of the Trade Team - Development Research Group, is part of a larger effort in the group to measure the extent of the brain drain as part of the International Migration and Development Program. It measures international skilled migration for the years 1975-2000.
The methodology is explained in: "Tendance de long terme des migrations internationals. Analyse à partir des 6 principaux pays recerveurs", Cécily Defoort.
This data set uses the same methodology as used in the Docquier-Marfouk data set on international migration by educational attainment. The authors use data from 6 key receiving countries in the OECD: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
It is estimated that the data represent approximately 77 percent of the world’s migrant population.
Bilateral brain drain rates are estimated based observations for every five years, during the period 1975-2000.
Kind of Data
Aggregate data [agg]
The datasets include indicators related to:
- Labor force
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and US
Producers and sponsors
Maurice Schiff and Mirja Channa Sjoblom
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Development Research Group
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Maurice Schiff and Mirja Channa Sjoblom. Panel Data on International Migration (PDIM) 1975-2000. Ref. WLD_1975_PDIM_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from http://microdata.worldbank.org on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
DDI Document - Version 02 - (04/27/21)
This version is identical to DDI_WLD_1975-2000_PDIM_v01_M but country field has been updated to capture all the countries covered by survey.
Version 01 (February 2011)