Quality of Nationality Index

Published: 22 Oct 2019 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/53zr7cfyrs.1
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The Kälin and Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) ranks the objective quality of nationalities worldwide. It explores three internal factors (economic strength, human development, and peace and stability) and four external factors (diversity and weight of travel freedom and diversity and weight of settlement freedom) which are used to measure the value of virtually all nationalities worldwide. Peace and stability counts for 10% of aggregate value, all other six factors count for 15% each. The QNI has been created by Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Chairman of Henley & Partners, and Prof. Dimitry Kochenov, Professor of European Constitutional Law and Citizenship at the University of Groningen. This dataset is the basis of the Kälin and Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, edited by Dimitry Kochenov and Justin Lindeboom (Hart Publishing 2019).

Measurement and sources:

  1. Economic Strength of the country conferring the nationality is measured by GDP, excluding NRR, with power purchasing parity (PPP). GDP with PPP and NRR have been collected from the World Bank. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale.
  2. Peace and Stability of the country conferring the nationality is measured by reference to the Global Peace Index. All figures are normalized to a 0-10% scale.
  3. Human Development of the country conferring the nationality is measured by reference to the UN Human Development Index. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale.
  4. Diversity of Settlement Freedom refers to the number of foreign countries in which a nationality's holders can freely settle (including the right to work there) without having to obtain a visa or with visa-on-arrival. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale. Data is gathered through extensive research with the assistance of regional experts.
  5. Weight of Settlement Freedom measures the qualitative value of the foreign countries in which a nationality's holder is allowed to settle freely. Each settlement destination is valued by reference to its Economic Strength and Human Development. The aggregate value of all settlement destinations determines a nationality's weight of settlement freedom. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale.
  6. Diversity of Travel Freedom measures the number of destinations to which a nationality's holder can travel to visa-free or with visa-on-arrival. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale. This data is provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  7. Weight of Travel Freedom measures the qualitative value of visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel destinations, and also relies on data provided by IATA. Each travel destination is valued by reference to its Economic strength and Human Development. The aggregate value of all travel destinations determines a nationality's weight of travel freedom. All figures are normalized to a 0-15% scale.

This dataset contains metadata collected for the purpose of the QNI from 2011 to 2018, as well as the resulting rankings.

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Latest version

  • Version 1

    2019-10-22

    Published: 2019-10-22

    DOI: 10.17632/53zr7cfyrs.1

    Cite this dataset

    Kochenov, Dimitry; Lindeboom, Justin (2019), “Quality of Nationality Index”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/53zr7cfyrs.1

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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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