Migration data sources
IOM data overview
Migrant deaths and disappearances
International Migration Statistics: Meeting the International Recommendations
This training toolkit, developed by Ann Singleton (University of Bristol/GMDAC/IOM) for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), focuses on improving data collection in countries of the Arab region and provides the information necessary to develop and improve statistical systems for migration statistics.
Measuring International Skilled Migration: New Estimates Controlling for Age of Entry
The authors aim to improve 'brain drain,' or skilled emigration, data sets by taking into account whether migrants to OECD countries attained their education or training in the home or destination country by using age at emigration as the determining factor. There is a literature review that references other similar studies for those with further interest. The data and calculations are listed in a succint, easy to follow format.
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.