An overview of administrative data as sources for migration data
With migration continuing to be at the centre of public and policy debates, the need for good quality data on migration has increased. Administrative data, collected primarily to support administrative processes rather than to produce official statistics, are traditional sources of migration data. This paper assesses the different types of administrative data, identifying their strengths and limitations and providing an overview of national administrative sources in a global context.
This brief is part of the Methods & Ethics Briefs series prepared as part of the CrossMigration Project.