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dc.contributor.authorFARGUES, Philippe 
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-19T14:04:15Z
dc.date.available2014-06-19T14:04:15Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/31695
dc.description.abstractSince emigration and immigration plug into the highly sensitive and subjective issues of nationhood and identity, the definition of what a migrant is and is not, and the dissemination of knowledge about international migration are themselves intrinsically subjective matters. Since statistics are produced out of data routinely collected by state administrations and because international migration moves individuals from one state to another, data on international migration are by their very nature difficult to collect and require international harmonisation of statistical procedures. The paper reviews and discusses the various criteria that states use to define a migrant: the country of birth and the country of citizenship of individuals and, by cases, those of their parents, as well as their duration of stay. It shows that in migration matters, truth is not unique, and different points of view can produce contrasted, but not contradictory, estimates.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2014/71en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMigration Policy Centreen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectInternational migrationen
dc.subjectArab countriesen
dc.subjectMigration statisticsen
dc.titleThe fuzzy lines of international migration : a critical assessment of definitions and estimates in the Arab countriesen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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