The aim of this document is to provide an introduction to the MAFE datasets, giving basic information to help users understand the structure and content of all MAFE datasets, including MAFE Contextual Database.
This documents presents the MAFE policy database. This is a work in progress. Further information can be obtained by contacting its authors: Amparo González Ferrer (email@example.com).
Despite increasing public and policy attention on migration from Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, this phenomenon remains poorly understood and European polices may be ineffective. MAFE project aims at overcoming this lack of understanding by filling a gap in data availability on African international migration. The project collected data on the characteristics and behaviour of migrants from Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana, which together account for over a quarter of all African migration, to Europe (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK). These data allow to study not only migration as a one-way flow from Africa to Europe, but also return migration, circulation and transnational practices. Four key subjects are explored: patterns of migration, determinants of migration, migration and development, migrations and families. Because migration is not only determined by the individual and the family levels, the MAFE project also collected data on the national level. These data constitute the MAFE Contextual Database and are presented in this study. The database consists of about 100 indicators covering the 9 MAFE countries about domains such as demography, economics, unemployment, education, political context. These data was collected using international databases (e.g., Eurostat, World Bank, Demographic Health Surveys, OECD). They can be used to describe the socio-demographic, economic and political contexts of countries of origin and countries of destination. They could also be combined to MAFE survey datasets in statistical (multilevel) analyses.
Période couverte par les données
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Equipe de recherche
First data collection and identification of relevant sources.
Data collection, cross-check of different sources, choice of comparable data, preparation of metadata.
The authors and producers bear no responsibility for the uses of the MAFE Contextual Database, or for interpretations or inferences based on these uses.
The complete MAFE Contextual database can be accessed free of charges and without any restriction. Users are asked to properly cite the database in their works and publications.
Data collection procedure was aimed at identifying, for each indicator, comparative data over time and across countries for the greatest number of years possible. To this end, for each indicator, cross-checking of data from different sources was performed. Selected time series are the result of this cross-checking and may be the combination of different sources. Users are warned whenever comparative data are not available.