Digital and Computational Demography

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Estimating Migration and Mobility after Natural Disasters

Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Monica Alexander (University of Toronto, Canada), Kivan Polimis (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

In this project, we develop methods to complement surveys and data from social media platforms in order to produce timely estimates of mobility and migration after natural disasters. The approaches are relevant for rapid responses and for improving theories of migration.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

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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