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Statistics and reality: concepts and measurements of migration in Europe

Statistics and reality: concepts and measurements of migration in Europe

Sievers, Wiebke; Fassmann, Heinz; Reeger, Ursula, 1965-

"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"--Publisher's description

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic book. Electronic books. Statistics.
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2009

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Details

Statement of responsibility: edited by Heinz Fassmann, Ursula Reeger & Wiebke Sievers
ISBN: 9048506379, 9789048506378, 9789089640529
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Print version record.
Language note: English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
Series: IMISCOE reports
Subject: Public administration; Emigration and immigration.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Comparative Politics.; SOCIAL SCIENCE Emigration & Immigration.; Europe Emigration and immigration Statistics.; Society and social sciences.; Politics and government.; Europe.; Europe Emigration and immigration.; Sociology; Sociology and anthropology.
Series Title: IMISCOE reports.

Contents

  1. European migration: historical overview and statistical problems
  2. PART 1.

    1. POST-COLONIAL COUNTRIES: Belgium
    2. France
    3. United Kingdom
    4. PART 2.
    5. GUESTWORKER RECEIVING COUNTRIES: Austria
    6. Germany
    7. Switzerland
  3. PART 3.

    1. POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES: Hungary
    2. Poland
    3. Romania
  4. PART 4.

    1. NEW IMMIGRANT RECEIVING COUNTRIES: Greece
    2. Portugal
    3. Turkey
    4. Statistics and migration: past, present and future.