On Friday 14 June 2019, Maarten Vink lectured on European administrative record systems at the Summer Institute on Migration Research Methods 2019 at Penn State. The institute trains early career researchers in best practices and methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. Penn State, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, was awarded a Russell Sage Foundation and Carnegie Corporation training grant to host the institute. The co-organizers and principal faculty are Dr. Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) and Dr. Jennifer Van Hook (Penn State).
In his lecture, Maarten shared his experience from the MiLifeStatus project of researching immigrant naturalisation comparatively on the basis of administrative register data from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. He discussed the benefits and challenges of using register data as well as practical issues related to data access and cross-national comparability, among others.
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