Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Migrant recruitment costs
Overcoming the Problems of Inconsistent International Migration data: A New Method Applied to Flows in Europe
This study examines how migration data might be harmonised across Europe, using a case study of 19 European countries between 2000 and 2007. It makes use of a strategy pioneered in 1993 by Poulain that takes into account both varying definitions between countries and measurement errors such as underreporting. The article covers data and methodology used as well as a critical look at the results.
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.
Measuring remittances through surveys: Methodological and conceptual issues for survey designers and data analysts
This paper will be of interest to those interested in mining remittance data from national surveys. The authors methodically present the many aspects of remittances that researchers might wish to answer, such as how much migrants send, the recipients of the remittances, the effects of the remittances, and the kinds of remittances. Common errors and weak spots in methodology are also covered to give readers a well rounded picture.
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.