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International migration under the microscope: Fragmented research and limited data must be addressed

Willekens, Frans; Massey, Douglas; Raymer, James; Beauchemin, Cris

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Although humanitarian crises, such as the ongoing mass exodus from Syria toward Europe, tend to focus global attention on migration, each year millions of people migrate to and from affected countries throughout the world. Progress has been made in understanding drivers of migration, and we have relatively good data on immigrant populations, but we lack information on how many people leave their country each year to settle elsewhere and who these emigrants are. The impact of migration on the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWillekens, Frans
dc.contributor.authorMassey, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorRaymer, James
dc.contributor.authorBeauchemin, Cris
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T23:21:43Z
dc.identifier.issn1095-9203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/104061
dc.description.abstractAlthough humanitarian crises, such as the ongoing mass exodus from Syria toward Europe, tend to focus global attention on migration, each year millions of people migrate to and from affected countries throughout the world. Progress has been made in understanding drivers of migration, and we have relatively good data on immigrant populations, but we lack information on how many people leave their country each year to settle elsewhere and who these emigrants are. The impact of migration on the individual and on sending and receiving communities and countries is only partly understood. Economic effects can be very different from the impacts on society and culture; some gain from migration, whereas others lose. The lack of knowledge creates systemic risks and uncertainties and frustrates public debate and the formation of effective policies. As high-level leaders convene to discuss such issues at the first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit, we outline priorities for migration data collection, research, and training.
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.sourceScience
dc.titleInternational migration under the microscope: Fragmented research and limited data must be addressed
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume352
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor160303 - Migration
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9406909xPUB881
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWillekens, Frans, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
local.contributor.affiliationMassey, Douglas, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
local.contributor.affiliationRaymer, James, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBeauchemin, Cris, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6288
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage897
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage899
local.identifier.doi10.1126/science.aaf6545
local.identifier.absseo970116 - Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T09:19:31Z
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