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ZA8638: International Migration Statistics 1846-1924

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Citation Citation Ferenczi, Imre; Willcox, Walter F. (2017): International Migration Statistics 1846-1924. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA8638 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA8638
TitleInternational Migration Statistics 1846-1924
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-6-28,
Date of Collection01.01.1846 - 31.12.1924
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Ferenczi, Imre
  • Willcox, Walter F.


AbstractThe present data handbook is intended to provide the adequate data material for research on the aspects of international migration. In 1924, the Committee on the Scientific Aspects of Human Migration of the Social Science Research Council gave a suggestion for this collection. The implementation of the statistical study was entrusted to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in New York (Prof. Dr. Willcox), which was supported by the Migration Department of the International Labor Office (ILO) Dr. Ferenczi) in Geneva, Switzerland. The data handbook of Ferenczi and Willcox goes beyond the compilation of known, available migration statistics of the individual countries. In addition to the published official statistics, many materials in various archives have been reviewed, assessed, and edited. The researchers collected national statistics with the aim of compiling them in international tables. The particular challenge of this work lay in the fact that the further the data goes back into the past, the incomplete nature of the national migration statistics increases. For each country, the number of emigrants was gathered according to the country of destination or country of immigration indicated by them. In addition, for each country the immigrants were recorded according to the country of their departure. This should provide an overview of the migration flows for each country. Intercontinental migration is the focus of this study. However, the continental migration within Europe and other parts of the world has also been gathered by the authors. The material for the statistics was obtained by correspondence with the ILO (International Labour Organization) and its member states (The United Nations,the cooperation with the statistical offices of the respective nations and by reviewing of materials in various archives. These tables of this study contain the compilation of international migration statistics.
Categories Categories
  • Historical Studies Data
Topics Topics
  • 4 History
  • 2.2 Migration


Geographic Coverage
  • (), Europe: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, British Islands, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Spain. America: United States, Mexico, Argenta, Uruguay, Cuba Asia: Philippines, British India, Japane Ozeanien: Australia, New Zealand
Date of Collection
  • 01.01.1846 - 31.12.1924

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-6-28
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 78 Zeitpunkte
Number of Variables: 802 Zeitreihen
Analysis System(s): Excel


  • Imre Ferenczi, Walter F. Willcox (1969), International Migrations. Volume I - Statistics. New York, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
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