Digital and Computational Demography

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Modeling and Analysis of Migration and Mobility among Scholars

Aliakbar Akbaritabar, Asli Ebru Sanlitürk, Xinyi Zhao, Tom Theile, Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Samin Aref (University of Toronto, Canada), Jevin West (University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Andrea Miranda-González (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Alexander Subbotin (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation), Francesco Billari (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy), Guy Stecklov (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Digital trace data give us unprecedented opportunities for understanding patterns of mobility among scholars, testing existing migration theories and developing new ones. This project leverages large-scale bibliometric data to measure and model the migration of scholars on a global scale.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

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

Region keywords:

Mexico, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, World


Zhao, X.; Aref, S.; Zagheni, E.; Stecklov, G.:
In: 18th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics ISSI 2021: 12-15 July 2021, KU Leuven, Belgium; proceedings, 1369–1380. Leuven: ISSI. (2021)    
Zhao, X.; Aref, S.; Zagheni, E.; Stecklov, G.:
Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association 3:327, 1–2. (2021)    
Miranda-González, A.; Aref, S.; Theile, T.; Zagheni, E.:
EPJ Data Science 9. (2020)    
Abel, G. L.; Muttarak, R.; Bordone, V.; Zagheni, E.:
European Journal of Population 35:3, 543–562. (2019)
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)
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