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AuthorsH. Fassmann, U. Reeger, W. Sievers
TitleStatistics and Reality. Concepts and Measurements of Migration in Europe
PublisherAUP
PlaceAmsterdam
Title seriesIMISCOE Reports Series
Year2009
ISBN9789089640529
Institute/dept.ISR/EIF - Institute for Urban and Regional Research/Institute for European Integration Research
Associated members
KeywordsComparative theory/case studies; History; Statistics
AbstractIn the last decade, there has been a distinct trend towards a worldwide harmonisation of migration statistics, chiefly pushed by international bodies and organisations that need comparative data. Statistics and Reality shows that these attempts have as yet not been very successful. It provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyses the current conceptualisations of migration and data gathering procedures in twelve European countries in the context of their migration histories. Based on this analysis, the authors provide a critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their countries.
Document typeBook
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