Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

Qui una “vera” infografica vi dice in un colpo d’occhio da dove partono i migranti per andare dove ed in quanti.

Quartz

These flows represent 75% of human migration from 2005-2010. These flows represent 75% of human migration from 2005-2010.

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in today’s Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.

The study was conducted by three geographic researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital in Vienna. The researchers presented their data in five-year increments, from 1990 to 2010. Their research is unique, because it turned static census counts from over 150 countries into a dynamic flow of human traffic.

Migration data is counted in two ways: Stock and flow. “The stocks are the number of migrants living in a country,” says Nikola Sander, one of the study’s authors. Stock is relatively easy to get—you just count who is in the country…

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