To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we have this new social media series.

For this week, our buzzword is “international migration".

It refers to the movement of people across countries, usually from their country of residence to a country of which they are not nationals.

Source: International Organization for Migration

A PIDS study found that Filipino international migrants are mostly from the National Capital Region (12.5%), CALABARZON (10.1%), and Ilocos Region (9.7%). Nearly 8 out of 10 are 20 to 39 years old. The most common reasons for international migration are employment, job change, or job relocation.

Know more about international migration by reading “Analyzing the Characteristics of International Migration in the Philippines Using the 2018 National Migration Survey” available at

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