Digital and Computational Demography

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Studying International Migration of High-Skilled Professionals Using Large-Scale Digital Trace Data

Daniela Perrotta, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, Tom Theile, Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Carlos Callejo Penalba (Aalto University, Finland), Kiran Garimella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA), Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Doha, Qatar)

The causes and consequences of the migration of high-skilled individuals are difficult to assess, often because we do not have relevant data. This project leverages a mostly untapped source, LinkedIn data for advertisers, to measure and understand migration patterns of professionals across European countries.  Detailed Description

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Economics, Employment, Retirement, Migration

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The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.