Analysis of TRAFIG survey data from Greece and Italy

New FIERI Working Paper published

A new report that was published by our partner FIERI provides an in-depth analysis of part of the TRAFIG interviews conducted with 600 migrants in “situation of protracted displacement” in Greece and Italy. It was written by Tommaso Frattini (Professor of Economics at the University of Milan), Irene Solmone (Researcher at the Centro Studia Luca d'Agliano) and Ferruccio Pastore (director of FIERI).

The authors first provide an overview of the key characteristics of the TRAFIG survey interviewees in Greece and Italy in terms of: demographic characteristics, migration experience, socio-economic outcomes in the destination country. This analysis shows that there exist immense differences between the characteristics of the population in protracted displacement living in these two countries.

They then assess – through multivariate regression analysis – the extent to which individual characteristics of migrants are correlated with their outcomes in the host country. Results show that the most important factors associated with measures of “integration” or “success” in the host country, even when accounting for all other characteristics, are the region of origin and (consequently) migration history.

You can access the Working Paper here.


Please cite the report as follows: Frattini, T., I. Solmone and F. Pastore (2022): Report on TRAFIG survey data. FIERI working papers, November 2022,