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Guidelines for Exchanging Data to Improve Emigration Statistics

Published: December 2010

Data on emigration tend to be far less reliable than data on immigration, because of the difficulty to record departures. How could this problem be overcome?


This publication explores the possibility of using immigration data in receiving countries to improve emigration data in sending countries. Guidelines are provided to the countries interested in applying this approach to improve their emigration data. Advice on data collection, processing and dissemination is also offered to immigration countries to ensure that their data fit the needs of emigration countries.

This publication is available in electronic format only.