E.g., 08/16/2018
E.g., 08/16/2018

Country Resource - Taiwan

Taiwan

TW
  • Population...................................................................23,508,428 (July 2017 est.)
  • Population growth rate ................................................................0.17% (2017 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................8.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Death rate................................................7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Ethnic groups................................more than 95% Han Chinese (including Hoklo, who compose approximately 70% of Taiwan's population, Hakka, and other groups originating in mainland China), 2.3% indigenous Malayo-Polynesian peoples

CIA World Factbook

In a highly selective way, flows of internal migrants within Taiwan have responded quickly to political, economic, and social changes throughout the nation’s history, and have spurred development of the country’s industrial, services, and technological industries. In the past 20 years, however, international migration has reemerged in relevance and now includes the immigration of foreign workers and wives and the emigration of some of Taiwan’s best and brightest.

Recent Activity

In a highly selective way, flows of internal migrants within Taiwan have responded quickly to political, economic, and social changes throughout the nation’s history, and have spurred development of the country’s industrial, services, and technological industries. In the past 20 years, however, international migration has reemerged in relevance and now includes the immigration of foreign workers and wives and the emigration of some of Taiwan’s best and brightest.

MPI's Kevin O'Neil takes a close look at how Taiwan has reaped economic benefits from high-skilled migration.