During the months of May through July 2003, the Central Bureau of Statistics conducted the Aruba Migration and Integration Study (AMIS). A total of 679 recent migrants who came to Aruba after April 30 1993 (MMA) together with their family members, were interviewed by 20 interviewers of the CBS. The main objective of the migration study was to obtain information about the characteristics and way of life of migrants on Aruba. Among other things general demographic and social data was gathered, with special attention for migrant household and family composition. Information on the migration history of recent migrants and their current and past economic activities was also collected, to gain better understanding of their economic characteristics.

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