Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development
The Global Migration Group (GMG) produced this publication to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. It includes detailed accounts of changes in the field of migration data, thorough explanations of key definitions and concepts, and strategies to bolster migration statistics (e.g., administrative data and 'big data'). Readers will find the notes on 'good practice' to be of particular practical value.
Promoting the Health of Left-Behind Children of Asian Labour Migrants: Evidence for Policy and Action
Informing Migration Policies: A Data Primer
The article offers an overview of key definitions, methods, and sources for readers new to the field of migration data and research. Also included is how different data sources might be manipulated to answer common questions about migrants in the labour market, migrant education, or welfare concerns and how this might play into policy. Finally, there is a section dedicated to how common shortcomings in data might be overcome.
Migration and Remittances Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methodological Aspects and Main Findings
The report lets readers look at the sources, content, methodology, fieldwork practices, and data processing used to complete a World Bank household survey accessing the importance of remittances in eleven Subsaharan African countries. The topics covered by the survey include return migration, the type and amount of remittances generally sent, the motives for migration, and more. Readers might be interested in how the survey also took into account the gender and education level of migrants.
International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain
Presented here is a compilation of articles on the intersection of migrant education, emigration, remittances, and brain drain. Each article lays out the methodology and data sources used to reach their conclusions, so that readers can use studies as possible templates or inspiration for their own work. Case studies primarily treat Latin America and the Philippines, though there are a number of studies that discuss the effects of phenomena like brain gain in OECD countries.
Quantifying the Impact of Highly-Skilled Emigration on Developing Countries
This paper offers an attempt to quantify the effect of skilled emigration on the countries of origin, which has been difficult to do due to the lack of harmonized data. The study begins with a literature review of related studies and a discussion of major trends in emigration. The authors provide a detailed account of the theory and methods behind their study, and plenty of visuals for those interested. Case studies from all over the world help supplement their findings.