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According to the United Nations recommendations, migrants consist of four categories:

- long-term immigrants (or emigrants);
- short-term immigrants (or emigrants);
- residents returning after (or leaving for) a period working abroad, i.e. short-term emigrants returning (or leaving); and
- nomads.

Source Publication:
International Migration Statistics for OECD Countries: Sources and Comparability of Migration Statistics, OECD, page 10.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Migration statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 10, 2003