CitationBilsborrow, Richard E. & Zlotnik, Hania (1994). The Measurement of the International Migration of Women: Data Sources and Methodological Issues. Sociological Abstracts, 42(7), 94S27548.
AbstractThe collapse of "sovietism" & the imminent demise of communism have encouraged Western European & North American countries to intensify their pressures on non-Western countries with single-party & / or military dictatorships to change to multiparty, democratically elected governments. Already several countries in Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, & Nigeria, have yielded, or are about to succumb, to this pressure. Focus here is on Nigeria, examining the potential consequences of a change to democracy for obtaining & using data generated &/or collected by governments, agencies of governments, governmentsponsored research in private organizations, & international organizations. It is argued that, to the extent that restriction of access to information is a common strategy for political control in a single-party or military dictatorships, the return to multiparty, democratically elected governments should facilitate access to public data. However, the anticipated benefit of easier access to public data may not be fully realized if there is no improvement in the current data organization, storage, & preservation practices in Nigeria.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleSociological Abstracts
Author(s)Bilsborrow, Richard E.