This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320294

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Report on analysis of European datasets on employment, inactivity and unemployment rates (Deliverable 10.2)

January 28, 2016

With the increasing value placed on data collection, and the growth of migration control as a policy topic, this report seeks to explore how migrants are captured in datasets and what this can tell us about the in/exclusion of different groups as explored in our previous report, D10.1 Report on the rights and obligations of citizens and non-citizens in selected countries. For this report, WP10 partner countries (Ireland, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Croatia and Israel) explored their national datasets, in the form of national labour force surveys (LFS), administrative and register datasets. We also looked at Eurostat harmonised data sources: the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) as well as the publicly available Eurostat database on migration statistics. The report concludes by stating that one needs to look behind the numbers at the framing of concepts embedded in statistical systems and what the data may be masking.

Read the full report here.