Comparing national data sources in the field of migration and integration - COMPSTAT
COMPSTAT is a pilot study with the objective to collect, process and analyse all existing data with relation to the integration of migrants and their families in eight European countries. At the moment, the comparability of these data is very poor as the underlying methods of collection or sampling are very different.
In COMPSTAT the analysis and categorization of meta information on existing data and statistics relevant to integration makes it possible to differentiate between those areas that are suitable for objective scientific comparisons and those which are incompatible. The collection and analysis of the data is accomplished by a network of national experts. The following meta information on the data is registered: the variables used, the methods, the frequency of data collection, the date of the last collection, the availability of the data, the purpose etc.
The results have been summarized in a comparative study and are accessible via an internet data base .
Funding: EU Commission Research, 5th Framework Programme
- ICMPD/ÖFM as project coordinator
- European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, Austria
- Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich, Vienna, Austria
- Schweizer Forum für Migrationstudien, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
- Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
- Institute of Geographical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
- Dipartimento di studi geoeconomici, statistici, storici per l'analisi regionale, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
- Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Central Bureau of Statistics, Oslo, Norway
Completion: October 2002
Researcher: Richard Wolf
Publications: Project website