The IMPIC Project

Immigration Policies in Comparison

Over the last two decades both immigration politics and research on immigration issues have become very important. So far, there is however no dataset that would allow researchers to systematically investigate immigration policies across a large sample of countries. The aim of the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project is therefore to provide a set of sophisticated quantitative indices to measure immigration policies in all OECD countries and for the time period 1980-2010. By means of this new dataset the causes and effects of immigration policies will be studied more systematically.


OECD member countries

The Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project is led by Marc Helbling and was funded by the Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Foundation for the period 2011-2016. Additional funding from the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the University of Bamberg and the Swiss National Science Foundation for the period 2019-2020 will allow to update the dataset for the years 2011-2018.