Guidance on Data Integration for Measuring Migration

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The economic, social and demographic impacts of migration are large and increasing. Policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders need data on migrants and their integration into societies. These data need be comprehensive, accurate and frequently updated. There is no single source that can provide such data, but by combining several sources together it might be possible to produce the information that users need. Some countries have developed methods for combining administrative, statistical and other data sources for the production of migration statistics. This publication provides an overview of the ways that data integration is used to produce migration statistics, based on a survey of migration data providers in over 50 countries.




The present guidance was prepared by the UNECE Task Force on Data Integration for Measuring Migration, with contributions of the following members: Antonio Argüeso (Spain, Chair of the Task Force), Regina Fuchs (Austria), Enrico Tucci (Italy), Monica Pérez (Italy), Kirsten Nissen (New Zealand), Marcel Heiniger (Switzerland), Jay Lindop (United Kingdom), Paul Vickers (United Kingdom), Jason Schachter (United States of America), Stephanie Ewert (United States of America), Anthony Knapp (United States of America), Giampaolo Lanzieri (Eurostat), Nathan Menton (UNECE), Paolo Valente (UNECE). The following national experts contributed the case studies for their respective countries: Mélanie Meunier (Canada), Adam Dickmann (Hungary), Ahmad Hleihel (Israel), Jeroen Ooijevaar (Netherlands), Baiba Zukula (Latvia). The contribution of all these experts is acknowledged with much appreciation.


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