Social Statistics Seminar - 7 June 2022
|Dates:||7 June 2022|
|Times:||16:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Social Statistics Seminars 2021/22 – June Session
Bilateral international migration flow estimates updated and refined by sex
Guy Abel (Shanghai University)
Join us at 4pm (BST) on 7 June 2022!
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Females and males often migrate at different rates. Official data on sex-specific international migration flows are missing for most countries, prohibiting comparative measures to identify and address inequalities. Here we use six methods to estimate male and female five-year bilateral migration flows between 200 countries from 1990 to 2020. We validate the estimates from each method through correlations of several migration measures with equivalent reported statistics in countries that collect flow data. We find that the Pseudo-Bayesian demographic accounting method performs consistently better than the other estimation methods for both female and male estimated flows. The estimates from all methods indicate a decline in the share of female migration flows from 1990-1995 to 2005-2010 followed by a recovery over the decade since 2010.
About the speaker
Guy J. Abel is a Professor in the School of Sociology and Political Science at Shanghai University and a researcher at the Asian Demographic Research Institute and IIASA. His research focuses on modelling migration flows and forecasting components of population change. His recent work involves studying the evolution of migration networks and using digital trace data to improve the measurement of migration patterns.
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