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Demographics | Abortion |  Adoption |  Assisted reproduction | Citizenship | Contraception | Family | Identity | Migration

General demographics

  • Eurostat Population Database – provides data on populations at national and regional level and continuing with various demographic events such as births, deaths and migration. It includes a series of demographic indicators (age-dependency ratios, fertility rates, life expectancy, etc.).
  • Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED)INED, the French national institute for demographic study, is a public research institution in the field of demography that works in partnership with the academic and research worlds at the national and international levels.
  • Oxford Centre for Population Research (OXPOP)OXPOP promotes research into the demographic problems that face the world in the 21st century, to monitor and project their trends, analyse their underlying causes and consequences and evaluate the challenges and opportunities that they present. OXPOP has historically focused on research into demographic developments in ‘developed’ countries but in recent years has broadened its geographical reach to include emerging East-Asian economies.
  • UN Statistics Division. The website provides a wide range of (largely census based) data on core demographic indicators, including the size and structure of the population, natality, mortality, international migration, ethnocultural characteristics, etc.).



Assisted reproduction

  • Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiativ (CRAI)CRAI is a platform dedicated to ending statelessness and the arbitrary denial of citizenship in Africa. It monitors, investigates, documents, denounces and where necessary litigates, cases of statelessness and denial of citizenship rights in Africa.
  • EUDO Observatory on Citizenship – provides updated information on loss and acquisition of citizenship, national and international legal norms, citizenship statistics, bibliographical resources, comparative analyses and debates about research strategies and policy reforms.
  • MACIMIDE Global Dual Citizenship database.



  • Council of Europe Family Policy Database contains key quantitative data, but its main focus is on qualitative information on all relevant sectors of family policy. It covers 40 of the Council of Europe’s 47 member States, including all members of the European Union.
  • Families and SocietiesThe project investigates  the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe.
  • Max Plank Population and Policy Database – provides quantitative indicators with demographic, policy, and socioeconomic data for up to 60 countries from Europe, North America, East Asia, and Oceania. It also provides detailed policy information for three demography-relevant fields (family policies, long-term elderly care policies, and naturalisation policies) for six European countries.
  • The Gender and Generations Programme – a Longitudinal Survey of 18-79 year olds in 19 countries that covers broad array of topics including fertility, partnership, the transition to adulthood, economic activity, care duties and attitudes are covered by the survey.
  • European Social Survey (ESS) -provides information on attitudes, practices and characteristics of the general population in the areas of political participation, religious and national identity, moral and social values, social capital, social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious identity, well-being, health and security, demographic composition, education and occupation, financial and household circumstance
  • Eurobarometer – provides information on public opinion about major topics concerning European citizenship, enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc
  • International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) – collecs information on different areas of social life including topics such as religion, social inequality or national identity.


  • Clandestino database on irregular migrants in the EU  -contains estimates on the size of irregular migrant populations and indicators of their composition with regard to gender, age, nationality and sector of economic activity.
  • PROMINSAT. The project provides a comprehensive inventory of statistical datasets on migration, integration and discrimination in Europe and currently contains descriptions of more than 1,200 statistical datasets. It documents the availability, comparability and accessibility of quantitative data.
  • Replacement Migration Is it a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?, UN Population Devision Publications (2001).
  • UN Population Division – provides estimates on migrant stocks since 1960s worldwide.
  • UNHCR database: The database provides comprehensive statistics on asylum seekers, refugees and other persons of concern. Statistics published in UNHCR’s annual statistical reports as well as various other statistics can be downloaded in excel format.
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