On October 20, 2021, the second regional online seminar for the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States “Measuring labor migration using administrative data sources, census data and household sample surveys” was held.
The event was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (ROSSTAT) and the International Center for Statistical Expertise with financial support from the Russian Federation.
The seminar was attended by over 50 specialists from the CIS countries - representatives of national statistical services, other government agencies involved in collecting data on labor migrants, as well as regional organizations and the scientific community.
The seminar was held in a new format: in the first part of the event, experts made presentations on measuring labor migration using various data sources, and in the second, the participants worked in project groups on given topics.
“Problems with measuring labor migration do not lose their relevance,” noted Olga Chudinovskikh, moderator, head of the laboratory of population economics and demography at the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University. - The objective of this seminar is to consider the main sources and types of statistics on labor migration and illustrate everything with specific examples from the experience of the CIS countries.
At the seminar, the State Committee on Statistics was represented by the Head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics Zoyir Yuldoshev, the Deputy Head of the Department of Demography and Labor Statistics Sherzod Abraev and the chief specialist of the Department of Living Standards Statistics and Population Surveys Muslima Mukhammedova.