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Putting the pieces of the puzzle together: Age and sex-specific estimates of migration amongst countries in the EU/EFTA, 2002-2007

By James Raymer, Joop de Beer and Rob van der Erf


Because of inconsistencies in reported flows and large amounts of missing data, our knowledge of international migration patterns in Europe is limited. Methods for overcoming data obstacles and harmonising international migration data, however, are improving. In this paper, we provide a methodology for integrating various pieces of incomplete information together, including a partial set of harmonised migration flows, to estimate a complete set of migration flows by origin, destination, age and sex for the 31 countries in the European Union and European Free Trade Association from 2002 to 2007. The results represent a synthetic data base that can be used to inform population projections, policy decisions and migration theory.<br/><br/><br/>Du fait d’incohérences dans l’enregistrement des flux migratoires et du grand nombre de données manquantes, notre connaissance des schémas de migrations internationales en Europe reste limitée. Cependant, les méthodes disponibles pour surmonter les obstacles liés aux données et pour harmoniser les données sur la migration internationale s’améliorent. Dans cet article, nous proposons une méthode pour combiner les différents éléments de ces informations incomplètes, incluant un ensemble partiel de données harmonisées sur les flux migratoires, afin d’estimer une série complète de flux migratoires par pays d’origine, pays de destination, âge et sexe pour les 31 pays de l’Union Européenne et de l’Association Européenne de Libre Echange de 2002 à 2007. Les résultats constituent une base de données synthétique pouvant servir de base pour les projections de population, les décisions politiques et les théories relatives à la migration

Topics: HA, JV
Year: 2011
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