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]
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and US
Producers and sponsors
Maurice Schiff and Mirja Channa Sjoblom
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
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.