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Net Migration

Net migration is defined as the difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants. Developing high spatial resolution data on net migration is a first step to analyse the relation between climate change, population distribution and related migration. This map shows the net migration for the 2010-2014 period as estimated by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) at a 25km resolution level, i.e. referring to areas of 25x25 km. It makes it possible to identify whether these areas experience migration losses (i.e. have negative net migration) or migration gains (i.e. positive net migration). The full dataset provides data on net migration for five-year time-steps between 1975 and 2015.

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Alessandrini, A., Ghio, D., Migali, S., Estimating net migration at high spatial resolution, EUR 30261, Publications Office of European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-19669-3 (online), 978-92-76-19670-9 (print), doi:10.2760/383386 (online),10.2760/28478(print), JRC121003 -


The estimated net migration may be affected by inaccuracies of all components of the demographic equation, i.e. the population growth and the natural increase.

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