Category: IMISCOE Reports Series
Publisher: AUP
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789089640529
Year: 2009


In the last decade, there has been a distinct trend towards a worldwide harmonisation of migration statistics, chiefly pushed by international bodies and organisations that need comparative data. Statistics and Reality shows that these attempts have as yet not been very successful. It provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyses the current conceptualisations of migration and data gathering procedures in twelve European countries in the context of their migration histories. Based on this analysis, the authors provide a critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their countries.


European migration: Historical overview and statistical problems
Heinz Fassmann

1 Belgium
François Gemenne

2 France
Xavier Thierry

3 United Kingdom
François Gemenne

4 Austria
Ursula Reeger

5 Germany
Stefan Rühl

6 Switzerland
Philippe Wanner, Denise Efionayi and Rosita Fibbi

7 Hungary
Ágnes Hárs and Endre Sik

8 Poland
Jakub Bijak and Izabela Koryś

9 Romania
Ancuţa-Daniela Tompea and Sebastian Năstuţă

10 Greece
Martin Baldwin-Edwards with Katerina Apostolatou

11 Portugal
Maria I. Baganha

12 Turkey
Ahmet İçduygu

Statistics and migration: Past, present and future
Ursula Reeger and Wiebke Sievers

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