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.
Key Labour Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data
The guidelines outline relevant definitions for the variables used in collecting labour market data and their roles in developing programs and policies. There are also many country specific examples to demonstrate how these methods and terms work when put into practice, which helps flesh out concepts for readers.
International Labour Migration Statistics - A guide for policymakers and statistics organizations in the Pacific
The handbook gives recommendations on how governments can collect migration data. It offers brief summaries of key concepts and challenges when analysing the field, and includes detailed chapters on specific methodologies (such as using censuses or administrative data). Included in the chapters are templates for each method, such as sample survey modules. A glossary of terms and a long list of references are great for ensuring familiarity with the topic.
Guide on developing an international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN
This publication gives brief overviews of the strategies and sources used to collect labour market data from ASEAN countries to be entered into the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database, such as population surveys or administrative records. There are also sample modules of survey sections used to collect relevant data, and an extensive list of relevant organizations collecting data in the region.
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.
Report on the Methodology, Organization and Results of a Modular Sample Survey on Labour Migration in Ukraine
The case study analyses how labour migration is measured in Ukraine. Included in the report are explanations of how the survey team was assembled, how regions and households were picked to form a cohesive and adequate sample, and how the results were calculated while minimizing error. The rest of the work is dedicated to exploring the results of the survey.
How sensitive are estimates of working children and child labour to definitions?
This UNICEF paper discusses Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and their positive impact on ensuring data collection on women and children in low to middle income countries or helping countries measure attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While explaining the development process and accomplishments of MICS, the paper does not offer explicit instructions for completing these surveys.
Statistics on International Migration: A Practical Guide for Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The document contains an overview of essential definitions and concepts in migration statistics and how it relates to the region, suited for people familiarizing themselves with the field of migration data. There are also templates on how migration data might be collected in national surveys or questionnaires, as well as detailed descriptions of potential sources for data (such as administrative records).