2nd Migration Identities Workshop: Measurement

17 May 2017

The full-day workshop will consist of an introductory presentation by the organizers and presentations four invited lecturers from different disciplines. Participation is free of charge and lunch will be served.

Workshop is organized as part of the PhD Project titled “Migrating Identities: Models, Measures Institutions” at the Utrecht University School of Economics, and enjoys collaboration with and support from the Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR).

Migration and integration are inherently multidimensional and complex phenomena. In addition to the theoretical difficulties about understanding and modeling, measurement of such phenomena is of such relevance that it requires significant effort and attention. Ranging from designing measurement to categorization, from selection of indicators to data collection and production, each process and procedure will potentially influence studies on migration and integration significantly. Because these results, in the end, may be used for policy-making purposes, they will also affect migration itself.

To discuss theoretical and analytical issues about modeling moving individuals with identities and the dynamics involved in their integration into new societies, we organized the 1st Migrating Identities Workshop on Models in June 2016 during which we had the opportunity to connect the ideas of four leading scholars from different perspectives and disciplines.

With the 2nd Migration Identities Workshop on Measurement, we aim to move forward to the issue of measurement. Combining diverse approaches and aiming to stretch borders between social disciplines, this workshop tackles important questions in times that people and societies keep continuously moving:

How can we map individuals and their not always regular interactions into numerical terms?

What are limitations of measurement and how can we cope with the complexity of the issues under uncertainty?

Confirmed Presenters:

Hendrik van den Berg (University of Nebraska, visiting at University of Massachusetts), "Measuring the Macroeconomic Demand Effects of Immigration"

Mark van Ostaijen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), "The Politics of Numbers. Counting European mobile workers in the Netherlands"

Leydi Johana van den Braken (Utrecht University),“A Social Science Perspective on Measuring Non-Migration”

Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University), "Identification is Measurement"

Program

  • 09:30-10:00 Welcome Coffee
  • 10:00-10:15 Opening of the Workshop
  • 10:15-11:15 Marcel Boumans (Utrecht)
  • 11:30-12:30 Hendrik van den Berg (Nebraska)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 Mark van Ostaijen (Erasmus)
  • 14:45-15:45 Leydi Johana van den Braken (Utrecht)
  • 15:45-16:00 Closing discussion
  • 16:00-17:00 Borrel/Cocktail in the garden

6 JUNE 2016, Tuesday
Spinoza Building, Room 009, Utrecht University School of Economics
Kriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC Utrecht

For more info and registration, please contact Merve Burnazoglu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Migration and integration are inherently multidimensional and complex phenomena. In addition to the theoretical difficulties about understanding and modeling, measurement of such phenomena is of such relevance that it requires significant effort and attention. Ranging from designing measurement to categorization, from selection of indicators to data collection and production, each process and procedure will potentially influence studies on migration and integration significantly. Because these results, in the end, may be used for policy-making purposes, they will also affect migration itself. Combining diverse approaches and aiming to stretch borders between social disciplines, this workshop tacklesimportant questionsin times that people and societies keep continuously moving:How can we map individuals and their not always regular interactions into numerical terms? What are limitations of measurement and how can we cope with the complexity of the issues under uncertainty?The full-day workshop will consist of an introductory presentation by the organizers and presentations by four invited lecturers from different disciplines. Participation is free of charge and lunch will be served. Workshop is organized as part of the PhD Project titled “Migrating Identities: Models, Measures, and Institutions”at the Utrecht University School of Economics, and enjoys collaboration with and event supportfrom the Dutch Association for Migration Research(DAMR, www.damr.eu). Painting credit toMark Chadwick.6 JUNE 2016, Tuesday Spinoza Building, Room 009, Utrecht University School of EconomicsKriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC UtrechtFor more info and registration, please contact Merve Burnazogluat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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