Harmonization by simulation: a contribution to comparable international migration statistics in Europe

B. Nowok

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD thesis


In today's globalized world, there is increasing demand for reliable and comparable statistics on international migration. This book contributes to a more profound understanding of the effect of definitional variations on the figures that are reported.The framework developed here for the harmonization of migration flow data relies on the general notion that all migration statistics are different observations of the same underlying process. Simulated mobility histories of individuals are used to derive various annual migration measures for the whole virtual population. A great advantage of the simulation approach is complete control over the counting of predefined migration events.
Original languageUndefined
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Willekens, F.J. (Frans), Promotor
Award date28 Oct 2010
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Print ISBNs978 90 367 4549 9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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