Measuring immigration policies: The IMPIC database


Helbling, Marc ; Bjerre, Liv ; Römer, Friederike ; Zobel, Malisa



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/eps.2016.4
URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/eps.2016...
Additional URL: http://www.marc-helbling.ch/wp-content/uploads/tes...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: European Political Science : EPS
Volume: 16
Issue number: 1
Page range: 79-98
Place of publication: Basingstoke
Publishing house: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1680-4333 , 1682-0983
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Soziologie mit Schwerp. Migration u. Integration (Helbling 2020-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Despite a growing interest in migration questions, it is still not possible to systematically analyse immigration policies across time and a large number of countries. Most studies in this field have heretofore focussed on individual cases. Recently, there have been a series of studies that have proposed policy indices that allow for large-N analyses. It appears, however, that these studies have not always adequately addressed the main challenges of index building, that is, conceptualisation, measurement and aggregation. Moreover, they are for the most part limited to individual policy fields or there is a trade-off between the number of countries and years that are covered. The aim of this article is to present the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project, which proposes a new and comprehensive way to measure immigration regulations. The data set covers all major fields and dimensions of immigration policies for thirty-three OECD countries between 1980 and 2010. This article discusses the way immigration policies have been conceptualised, how policies have been measured and aggregated and demonstrates the potential of such a new data set.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.




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