Encyclopedia of Migration

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| Editors: Reed Ueda

Using Registration Data to Measure International and Internal Migration in the European Union

  • Shushanik Makaryan
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6179-7_94-1

Definition

The European Commission Regulation (EC) No 862/2007, issued in 2007, makes it mandatory for all European Union (EU) member states to report international migration statistics. In its recommendations to make international migration statistics compatible with the United Nations (1998) definitions, the Eurostat – the Directorate-General of the European Commission in charge of the statistical information from EU member states – conceptualizes an international migrant according to the United Nations (1998) definition of a long-term migrant: a person who for at least 12 months changes his/her usual residence, i.e., “the place at which a person normally spends the daily period of rest…” (Regulation (EC) No 862/2007). Because this definition is based on the previous place of residence, the concept includes the international migration both from one EU member state to another and from/to European Union to non-EU states. Accordingly, three categories of international migrants are...

Keywords

European Union Member State International Migration Migration Statistic European Union Member State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA