Research School of Social Sciences Inaugural Lecture: The measurement of migration and demographic change

Migration is a key element in driving population change and social change worldwide, yet our understanding of how and why it takes place is often limited because of inadequate or missing data. Moreover, the measurement of migration differs greatly by data source and country. In his inaugural lecture, Professor James Raymer will outline the key principles for thinking about the migration and its role in driving demographic and social change, and will illustrate how these principles have been applied to better understand internal migration in England and international migration in Europe.

James Raymer is a Professor of Demography at the Australian National University. His research focuses on migration estimation and dynamic population modelling. He has published articles in demography, applied statistics, regional science and geography, and has co-authored three books entitled The Indirect Estimation of Migration, Demographic Aspects of Migration and International Migration in Europe. He has also worked closely with the UK’s Office for National Statistics to improve their methods for estimating internal and international migration flows and to incorporate measures of uncertainty in their population statistics.

Presentation slides (PDF 1.4MB)

Lecture recording

Date & time

Tue 28 May 2013, 5:15pm to 6:45pm


Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre, Garran Road ANU


Professor James Raymer


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