Determinants of International Migration (DEMIG) POLICY
dataset

Data on migration policy changes; migration and emigration flows and bilateral migration flows.

DEMIG POLICY tracks more than 6;500 migration policy changes enacted by 45 countries around the world mostly in the 1945-2013 period. The policy measures are coded according to the policy area and migrant group targeted; as well as the change in restrictiveness they introduce in the existing legal system. The dataset allows for both quantitative and qualitative research on the long-term evolution and effectiveness of migration policies.

DEMIG POLICY assesses for each policy measure whether it represents a change towards more restrictiveness (coded +1) or less restrictiveness (coded -1) within the existing legal system. Besides this main assessment of change in restrictiveness; every policy change is also coded according to the policy area (border control; legal entry; integration; exit); policy tool (recruitment agreements; work permit; expulsion; quota; regularization; resettlement; carrier sanctions; etc.); migrant group (low- and high-skilled workers; family members; refugees; irregular migrants; students etc.) and migrant origin (all foreign nationalities; EU citizens; specific nationalities etc.) targeted.

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Additional Info

Dataset ID DEMIG-POLICY
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1905-04-28
Temporal Coverage End 1905-07-05
Status Discontinued
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2016-12-01
Category research data

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