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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Dataset ID DEMIG-POLICY
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1945
Temporal Coverage End 2013
Status Discontinued
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2016-12-01
Category research data

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