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Project: MIMOSA [concluded]

Modelling migration and migrant populations

The aim of the project was to develop estimation methods in order to make more reliable international statistics on migration and migrant populations in Europe. Both migration flows (immigration and emigration) and population stocks by citizenship and by country of birth were estimated.

The project is commissioned by Eurostat and carried out by NIDI in cooperation with the Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research (Warsaw), the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and the Université Catholique de Louvain. Estimation methods were developed and applied to improve statistics on migration flows and migrant populations in 31 European countries. The project included an examination of available data and definitions. This resulted in an overview of data that needed to be adjusted to comply with the UN definitions and of missing data that needed to be estimated. The project resulted in estimations of migration flows and migrant populations distinguished by age, sex, citizenship and country of birth. The project also produced estimates of the migration matrix describing migration flows between the 31 European countries, where emigration numbers of sending countries were made consistent with immigration numbers of receiving countries. Finally, technical assistance with the application of the estimation methods was provided to some EU countries.

More information is available on the project website mimosa.cytise.be.

Publications

Raymer, J., J. de Beer & R. van der Erf (2011),
Putting the pieces of the puzzle together: Age and sex-specific estimates of migration amongst countries in the EU/EFTA, 2002-2007. European Journal of Population 27 (2): 185-215. [pdf]
Beer, J. de, J. Raymer, R. van der Erf & L. van Wissen (2010),
Overcoming the problems of inconsistent international migration data: a new method applied to flows in Europe. European Journal of Population 26 (4): 459-481. [pdf]

MIMOSA reports

De Beer, J., R. van der Erf & J. Raymer (2009),
Estimates of OD matrix by broad group of citizenship, sex and age, 2002-2007. Report for MIMOSA-project.
Kupiszewska, D. & A. Wisniowski (2009),
Availability of statistical data on migration and migrant population and potential supplementary sources for data estimation. Report for MIMOSA project.
Kupiszewska, D., A. Wisniowski & J. Bijak (2009),
Estimation of population stocks by country of birth, sex and age for 1st January 2002-2007. Report for MIMOSA project.
Kupiszewska, D., A. Wisniowski, P. Ekamper, J. Bijak & J. Raymer(2009),
Estimation of population stocks by broad group of citizenship, sex and age for 1st January 2002-2008. Report for MIMOSA-project.
Kupiszewska, D. & J. Bijak (2008),
Methodology for the estimation of population stocks by country of birth, sex and age. Report for MIMOSA project.
Poulain M. & L. Dal (2008),
Etimation of flows within the intra-EU migration matrix. GéDAP-UCL, Revised version, 30 June.
Van der Erf, R. and N. van der Gaag (2007),
An iterative procedure to revise available data in the double entry migration matrix for 2002, 2003 and 2004. Discussion Paper, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague.

MIMOSA tables and estimates

Project website



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