Digital and Computational Demography

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Estimating Migration and Mobility after Natural Disasters

Monica Alexander, Emilio Zagheni, Kivan Polimis

Understanding the short-term migration effects of natural disasters is essential for policy purposes, but timely official data for understanding such effects are often missing. This project develops methods to use data from social-media advertisement platforms to produce more timely estimates of migration after natural disasters.  Detailed Description

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Data and Surveys, Migration

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Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
Population and Development Review 45:3, 617–630. (2019)
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