• Refugees, Asylum & Europe

    Understand the issues behind the headlines
  • EU Migration

    What do we know about migration between the UK and EU member states?
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  • Bulgarians & Romanians

    How does the British press portray A2 migrants?
  • High-skilled migration to the UK

    Is there a 'balloon effect'?
  • The Migration Observatory

    A short history of our inception, development and achievements.
  • Migration in the Media

    How is immigration portrayed in the British press?
  • Census 2011 project

    What does the the latest census data tell us about migrants in Britain?
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  • Britain's '70 Million' Debate

    Key numbers, issues and trade-offs associated with the UK's debate over a 70 million population limit
  • Thinking behind the numbers

    Understanding Public Opinion on Immigration in Britain
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  • Top ten report

    The top ten problems with information about migration in the UK

News and commentary

Too many? Too few? Too difficult? How should the UK think about how many refugees to take?

24th November

The refugee crisis in the Middle East has been the defining international issue of 2015. Images and stories of people fleeing conflict - as well as a stream of statistics...

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Data and resources

Policy primers