Digital and Computational Demography

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Measuring and Modeling the Migration and Mobility of Scholars

Samin Aref, Emilio Zagheni, Andrea Miranda Gonzalez (University of California Berkeley, USA); in Collaboration with West Jevin (University of Washington, USA)

The recent availability of large-scale digital trace data has led to unprecedented opportunities for understanding patterns of mobility among scholars, testing existing migration theories, and developing new ones. This project leverages novel data sources, such as bibliometric data from Scopus and Web of Science, to analyze the migration behavior of scholars.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Education and Science, Internal Migration, Housing, Urbanisation, International Migration, Ethnic Minorities, Migration, Statistics and Mathematics

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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)
Aref, S.; Zagheni, E.; West, J.:
In: Social Informatics 11th International Conference, SocInfo 2019, Doha, Qatar, November 18–21, 2019, Proceedings, 50–65. Cham: Springer. (2019)
Abel, G. L.; Muttarak, R.; Bordone, V.; Zagheni, E.:
European Journal of Population, 1–20. (2018)
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