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Migration and globalization: challenges and perspectives for the research infrastructure

Migration und Globalisierung: Herausforderungen und Perspektiven für die Forschungsinfrastruktur
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Kahanec, Martin; Zimmermann, Klaus F.

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Corporate Editor Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten (RatSWD)
Abstract "International migration of people is a momentous and complex phenomenon. Research on its causes and consequences, requires sufficient data. While some datasets are available, the nature of migration complicates their scientific use. Virtually no existing dataset captures international migration trajectories. To alleviate these difficulties, we suggest: (i) the international coordination of data collection methodologies and standardization of immigrant identifiers; (ii) a longitudinal approach to data collection; (iii) the inclusion of adequate information about relevant characteristics of migrants, including retrospective information, in surveys; (iv) minimal anonymization; (v) immigrant boosters in existing surveys; (vi) the use of modern technologies and facilitation of data service centers; and (vii) making data access a priority of data collection." (author's abstract)
Keywords migration; migration research; international migration; data bank; data access; data interconnection; data capture; data acquisition; data organization; data quality; standardization (meth.); empirical social research; empirical research; international cooperation; globalization
Classification Research Design; Migration, Sociology of Migration
Method applied research; descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
City Berlin
Page/Pages 12 p.
Series RatSWD Working Paper Series, 51
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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