Digital and Computational Demography

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Evaluating Immigrants’ Cultural Assimilation Using Digital Trace Data

André Grow, Emilio Zagheni, René Flores D. (University of Chicago, USA), Ian B. Stewart, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); in Collaboration with Antoine Dubois (Aalto University, Finland)

Although assimilation of immigrants into host societies has important consequences, cultural assimilation remains poorly understood, partially because appropriate data is lacking. Using digital trace data and novel methods, this project sheds new light on patterns of cultural assimilation.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Culture, Data and Surveys, Migration

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Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Aref, S.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Grow, A.; Negraia, D. V.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Smart statistics for smart applications : book of short papers SIS2019, 23–30. Pearson. (2019)
Stewart, I. B.; Flores, R. D.; Riffe, T.; Weber, I.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference WWW 2019: May 13-17, 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3258–3264. New York: ACM. (2019)
Dubois, A.; Zagheni, E.; Garimella, K.; Weber, I.:
In: Social Informatics: 10th International Conference, SocInfo 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 25-28, 2018, Proceedings, Part II, 51–60. Cham: Springer. (2018)
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