The challenge of measuring immigrant origin and immigration-related ethnicity in Europe

  title={The challenge of measuring immigrant origin and immigration-related ethnicity in Europe},
  author={Dirk Jacobs and Mark Swyngedouw and Laurie Hanquinet and V{\'e}ronique Vandezande and Roger Ingemar Andersson and A.-P. Beja Horta and Mar{\'i}a Paz Berger and Mario Diani and Amparo Gonz{\'a}lez Ferrer and Marco Giugni and Miruna Morariu and Katia Pilati and Paul Statham},
  journal={Journal of International Migration and Integration / Revue de l'integration et de la migration internationale},
  • D. Jacobs, Mark Swyngedouw, +10 authors P. Statham
  • Published 5 March 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of International Migration and Integration / Revue de l'integration et de la migration internationale
Different European nation-states use the most diverse statistical constructions of foreign origin or ethnic minority populations. Several countries traditionally even shun from producing such data. This makes international comparison a very difficult endeavour. Anyone wanting to perform comparative research on immigrants or (immigrant origin) ethnic minorities in Europe is unavoidably confronted with the most diverse types of national statistical data and has to opt for ad hoc solutions… 

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