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Towards Reliable Migration Statistics for the United Kingdom: Response to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee Call for Evidence on Migration Statistics

Towards Reliable Migration Statistics for the United Kingdom: Response to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee Call for Evidence on Migration Statistics
Towards Reliable Migration Statistics for the United Kingdom: Response to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee Call for Evidence on Migration Statistics
Executive Summary
• This document discusses main sources of migration and asylum statistics in the United Kingdom in the international context, and makes recommendations considering the needs of data users.
• In order to estimate detailed breakdowns of immigration flows, administrative data sources and statistical modelling should be used to augment the International Passenger Survey estimates.
• To provide better estimates of emigration and immigration in the longer term, alternative sources of data, such as the e-Borders scheme, should be additionally included in the estimation.
• Recording the timing of events during the asylum process would enable detailed policy evaluation and allow asylum seekers to be correctly incorporated into international migration estimates.
• Meeting the requirements of the European law can be improved by combining migration data from other countries, alternative data sources and expert opinion, within a statistical framework.
•Measures of uncertainty in migration statistics should be reported to the users of data, possibly in conjunction with a bespoke decision advice.
Centre for Population Change
Bijak, Jakub
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Disney, George
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Lubman, Sarah
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Wisniowski, Arkadiusz
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Bijak, Jakub
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Disney, George
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Lubman, Sarah
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Bijak, Jakub, Disney, George, Lubman, Sarah and Wisniowski, Arkadiusz (2013) Towards Reliable Migration Statistics for the United Kingdom: Response to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee Call for Evidence on Migration Statistics Southampton, GB. Centre for Population Change 8pp.

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)

Abstract

Executive Summary
• This document discusses main sources of migration and asylum statistics in the United Kingdom in the international context, and makes recommendations considering the needs of data users.
• In order to estimate detailed breakdowns of immigration flows, administrative data sources and statistical modelling should be used to augment the International Passenger Survey estimates.
• To provide better estimates of emigration and immigration in the longer term, alternative sources of data, such as the e-Borders scheme, should be additionally included in the estimation.
• Recording the timing of events during the asylum process would enable detailed policy evaluation and allow asylum seekers to be correctly incorporated into international migration estimates.
• Meeting the requirements of the European law can be improved by combining migration data from other countries, alternative data sources and expert opinion, within a statistical framework.
•Measures of uncertainty in migration statistics should be reported to the users of data, possibly in conjunction with a bespoke decision advice.

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Published date: January 2013
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 352378
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/352378
PURE UUID: d4afa591-b548-40ca-9416-9d69997cf6c9
ORCID for Jakub Bijak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2563-5040

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Date deposited: 13 May 2013 11:03
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:35

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Author: Jakub Bijak ORCID iD
Author: George Disney
Author: Sarah Lubman
Author: Arkadiusz Wisniowski

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