IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/pio/envira/v9y1977i3p247-272.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The measurement of migration, from census data and other sources

Author

Listed:
  • P H Rees

Abstract

In the first part of the paper a general classification of migration measures is introduced. The rates corresponding to these measures are defined together with the associated populations at risk. A particular problem in migration analysis is then tackled. The questions asked in the British censuses of 1966 and 1971 about migration generate tabulations if migrants over the one year, and over the five years, preceding the census date. It is often observed that the numbers of migrants in the two periods are not linearly related; that is, the number of migrants over five years is less than five times the number over one year. A simple stochastic model embodying population-accounting principles is developed to show why this is the case, and that the relationship between one-year and five-year figures is a complex one involving some multiple migrations, some return migrations, and some deaths.

Suggested Citation

  • P H Rees, 1977. "The measurement of migration, from census data and other sources," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 9(3), pages 247-272, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:9:y:1977:i:3:p:247-272
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a090247
    File Function: abstract
    Download Restriction: Fulltext access restricted to subscribers, see http://www.envplan.co.uk/A.html for details

    File URL:
    File Function: main text
    Download Restriction: Fulltext access restricted to subscribers, see http://www.envplan.co.uk/A.html for details

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. repec:bla:jorssa:v:180:y:2017:i:1:p:185-202 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Bell, Martin & Muhidin, Salut, 2009. "Cross-National Comparison of Internal Migration," MPRA Paper 19213, University Library of Munich, Germany.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:9:y:1977:i:3:p:247-272. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Neil Hammond). General contact details of provider: http://www.pion.co.uk .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.