The United States has long drawn immigrants from Latin America. This is often due to the lack of economic opportunity in their home countries. We wonder: Which of the following Central or South American countries has the lowest median income?
For developing countries, an important source of income they receive from abroad is official development aid. But a far larger source is the funds that are sent from their citizens working overseas. We wonder: Which country receives the most money from workers abroad in the form of remittances?
Back in 1900, international migrants — people living in a country other than the one they were born in — accounted for approximately 3% of the world’s population. What is the percentage today?