The future of global migration

By Jana Aresin, Adrián Carrasco Heiermann, Reiner Klingholz and Alisa Kaps

According to surveys, about ten per cent of the world's population think of leaving their homeland if they get the opportunity. The proportion of people with migration aspirations is particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, but low in East and Southeast Asia. Many migrants do not possess the money to finance migration. For others, there are no regular ways to get to their country of choice. Most international migrants remain within their own greater region. Ultimately, only a small part of those preparing to migrate set off for Europe.

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