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India Has Second Highest Adult Population Planning To Migrate: Report

United Nations: India has the second adults planning to migrate to other countries with the United States and the United Kingdom one of the most favored destinations, according to a report from the UN Migration Agency.

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in its report, “Measuring Global Migration Potential 2010-2015,” which analyzes the intentions of population migration worldwide to The period 2010-2015 noted that, in general, 1.3% of the adult population said they plan to migrate permanently within the next 12 months.

The most popular destination for those planning to migrate is the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, Germany and South Africa.

Half of those planning to migrate live in just 20 countries, led by Nigeria and followed by India, Congo, Sudan, Bangladesh and China.

In 4.8 million people, India has the second largest number of adults planned and prepared to migrate – 3.5 million people who plan and 1.3 million who are preparing.

For Nigeria, the number has 5.1 million people, 4.1 million Congo, and China and Bangladesh 2.7 million each.

Results from the IOM Global Migration Data Center (GMDAC) show that less than half of one percent of adults worldwide are actively preparing to migrate overseas. A follower in three proposed plans to migrate to a developing country.

West Africa, South Asia and North Africa are the regions where the potential of migration is the most important.

The study is based on data from the Gallup World Poll international survey.

“This unique global survey provides an important overview of people’s migration intentions and the profile of those most likely to migrate,” said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

The proportion of the adult population it provides to emigrate abroad has grown moderately in the world, but faster in some areas.

Adults who plan and prepare to migrate are more likely to be male, young, single, living in urban areas and more likely to have completed at least secondary education.

“Improving our understanding of people’s migration intentions could be useful for a variety of different policy goals.

This could help authorities plan migration, understand the best migratory pressures and to highlight the potential trends of migration in alternative sources of migration data are scarce, “he said.

The report, however, added that it is important to keep in mind that the extent of potential migration is not the same as measuring actual migration.

There are many reasons why a migration plan can not be realized, including political constraints, lack of resources, or a change of heart.

IOM Director General, Swing, added that the new study illuminates a trend that has emerged for some time, he said, is “a wide range of countries, rich and poor, that attract migrants.”

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