Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development
The Global Migration Group (GMG) produced this publication to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. It includes detailed accounts of changes in the field of migration data, thorough explanations of key definitions and concepts, and strategies to bolster migration statistics (e.g., administrative data and 'big data'). Readers will find the notes on 'good practice' to be of particular practical value.
Statistics on International Migration: A Practical Guide for Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The document contains an overview of essential definitions and concepts in migration statistics and how it relates to the region, suited for people familiarizing themselves with the field of migration data. There are also templates on how migration data might be collected in national surveys or questionnaires, as well as detailed descriptions of potential sources for data (such as administrative records).
Measuring Hard-to-Count Migrant Populations: Importance, Definitions, and Categories
The report clarifies which migrants are considered "hard to count" (such as irregular migrants or trafficking victims) and offers brief overviews of methods used to measure these particular cross-border flows as well as factors influencing the data collection process. Most useful is the extensive list of sample survey questions that can be used to help identify these populations.
Measuring Irregular Migration and Population Flows – What Available Data Can Tell
The article helps lay out the necessary definitions, methods, and indicators that go into producing irregular migration data. The use of Eastern Europe as a case study helps ground the concepts so readers can read about how they work in practice. This text is upfront about data limitations in order to advise users on how to work within this context.
Metholodologies for the Estimation of Stocks of Irregular Migrants
This paper discusses how to measure these 'hard to reach' populations, either directly or indirectly. Although it is impossible to get an entirely accurate number of undocumented migrants, Jandl offers a number of strategies reader must find appropriate. He defines the most common methodologies used to estimate numbers, presenting indirect, direct, and combined approaches that rely on various sorts of data, as large scale as censuses or as small scale as expert opinions.
Migration and Health: A Research Methods Handbook
The book provides a thorough examination of the methods and challenges involved in measuring migrant health indicators. There is an extensive section on quantitative health research, which outlines how to use existing national records to study migrant health and craft new surveys. This document also offers an extensive section on qualitative methods, such as participant observation. The book can be accessed through JSTOR or another form of purchase.
The Estimation of Illegal Migration in Europe
Using applied research from both national case studies and his own personal research, Jandl presents a number of methods used for estimating the flow of unauthorized immigration. Jandl begins by defining helpful terms (such as what exactly constitutes illegal immigration or border crossing), and then briefly reviews a list of common techniques meant to measure the phenomenon.