Overcoming the problems of inconsistent migration data in the Asia Pacific
Funding provided by the Australian Research Council as a 2017 Discovery Project Grant
Prof James Raymer is the First Investigator on a the research team which includes A/Prof Juliet Pietsch (ANU), Dr Hanlin Shang (ANU), Dr Arkadiusz (The University of Manchester, UK) and Prof Guy Able (Shanghai University)
International migration is increasing and thriving in the Asia-Pacific region yet data on the annual movements and pathways are largely unknown because the data are unavailable for cross-national comparison. This is surprising considering the region makes up over three-fifths of the world’s population. The proposed research addresses a fundamental gap in our knowledge about the population movements in the Asia-Pacific region by developing statistical models to harmonise and estimate the annual flows by origin, destination, age and sex. The results from this project will form an invaluable basis for understanding the dynamics and complexity of migration in countries in close proximity to Australia.