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Overcoming the problems of inconsistent international migration data: A new method applied to flows in Europe

de Beer, Joop; Raymer, James; van der Erf, Rob; van Wissen, L

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Due to differences in definitions and measurement methods, cross-country comparisons of international migration patterns are difficult and confusing. Emigration numbers reported by sending countries tend to differ from the corresponding immigration numbers reported by receiving countries. In this paper, a methodology is presented to achieve harmonised estimates of migration flows benchmarked to a specific definition of duration. This methodology accounts for both differences in definitions and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61860
Source: European Journal of Population
DOI: 10.1007/s10680-010-9220-z

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