Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107344
Authors: 
Beine, Michel
Burgoon, Brian
Crock, Mary
Gest, Justin
Hiscox, Michael
McGovern, Patrick
Rapoport, Hillel
Thielemann, Eiko
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5109
Abstract: 
This paper presents the methods and preliminary findings from IMPALA, a database that systematically measures the character and stringency of immigration policies. Based on a selection of data for six pilot countries between 1990 and 2008, we document the variation of immigration policies across countries and over time. We focus on three specific dimensions: the number of entry tracks for economic workers; the measurement and role of bilateral agreements that complement unilateral immigration policies; and aggregation procedures that allow for gauging the stringency of immigration regulations comparatively.
Subjects: 
immigration policies
stringency indexes
economic immigration
entry track
JEL: 
G30
H24
H25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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