Statistics and Reality

Concepts and Measurements of Migration in Europe

Edited by Heinz Fassmann, Ursula Reeger, and Wiebke Sievers

Edited by Heinz Fassmann, Ursula Reeger, and Wiebke Sievers

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

Katerina Apostolatou

Freelance researcher, Munich and Athens

 

Martin Baldwin-Edwards

Mediterranean Migration Observatory, Athens

 

Maria Baganha

Centre for Social Studies (CES), Coimbra

 

Jakub Bijak

Central European Forum for Migration Research (CEFMR), Warsaw

 

Denise Efionayi

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM/FSM), Neuchâtel

 

Heinz Fassmann

Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

 

Rosita Fibbi

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM/FSM), Neuchâtel

 

François Gemenne

Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)

 

Ágnes Hárs

TÁRKI, Budapest

 

Ahmet Içduygu

Migration Research Program (MiRe Koç), Koç University, Istanbul

 

Izabela Korys

Central European Forum for Migration Research (CEFMR), Warsaw

 

Sebastian Nastuta

Petre Andrei University, Iasi

 

Ursula Reeger

Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

 

Stefan Rühl

European Forum for Migration Studies (efms), Bamberg

 

Wiebke Sievers

Commission for Migration and Integration Research (KMI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

 

Endre Sik

TÁRKI, Budapest

 

Xavier Thierry

National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), Paris,

 

Ancuta Daniela Tompea

Petre Andrei University, Iasi

 

Philippe Wanner

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM/FSM), Neuchâtel,

 

256 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2
Paper $65.95 ISBN: 9789089640529 Published June 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

In the past decade, there has been a trend towards the global “harmonization” of migration statistics, largely inspired by international bodies and organizations that require comparative data. This volume provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyzes the current conceptualizations of migration and data-gathering procedures across twelve European countries. Based on this analysis, the authors provide critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their own countries and comment on recent trends in migration scholarship, such as the feminization of migration or the diversification of migrant’s origins.

Contents

 

Figures

Tables

Preface

European migration – historical overview and statistical problems / Heinz Fassmann

1       Preliminary remarks

2       Historical migration patterns

3       Problems of measuring international migration

4.      Outlook

Bibliography

Part 1: Countries with colonial links

1      Belgium François Gemenne

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Belgian statistics on immigration

1.3        Stock of foreign population

1.4        Migration balance and migration flows

1.5        Asylum seekers

1.6        Naturalisations

1.7        Conclusions

Statistical sources

Bibliography

2      France Xavier Thierry

2.1        Introduction

2.2        Overview of stock and flow data

2.3        Description of the stock of foreign population

2.4        Description of flows

2.5        Conclusion

Statistical sources

Bibliography

3      United Kingdom  François Gemenne

3.1        Introduction

3.2        UK statistics on migration

3.4        Stock of foreign-born population

3.5        Migration balance and migration flows

3.6        Naturalisations

3.7        Conclusions

Statistical sources

Bibliography

Part 2: Guest worker receiving countries

4      Austria Ursula Reeger

4.1        Prerequisites.

4.2        Overview of the most important stock and flow data sources

4.3        Description of the stock of foreign population.

4.4        Description of flows

4.5        Conclusion: Statistics and Reality in the Austrian context

Statistical sources

Bibliography

5      Germany Stefan Rühl

5.2        Overview of stock and flow data

5.3        Description of the stock of foreign population

5.4        Description of flows

5.5        Critical Outlook

Statistical sources

Bibliography

6      Switzerland Philippe Wanner, Denise Efionayi and Rosita Fibbi

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