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The Role of Surveys in the Study of International Migration: An Appraisal
James T. Fawcett and Fred Arnold
The International Migration Review
Vol. 21, No. 4, Special Issue: Measuring International Migration: Theory and Practice (Winter, 1987), pp. 1523-1540
Published by: Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2546523
Page Count: 18
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Surveys provide an effective method for studies of the complex processes that underlie spatial mobility. This article identifies and discusses eight advantages of surveys that are related to research design and seven advantages that are related to research content. Deficiencies and disadvantages of surveys are also reviewed. Suggestions are made for improving surveys of international migration through better samples and attention to different points in a migration system.
The International Migration Review © 1987 Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc.