Digital and Computational Demography

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Studying the Interplay between Social Media Discourse and Refugee Segregation

Neal Marquez, Emilio Zagheni, Ingmar Weber, Kiran Garimella, Ott Siim Toomet

In this project, we study temporal and geographic changes in attitudes towards Syrian refugees and other migrants by host country population. We use digital trace data from the micro-blogging platform Twitter, which is assessed with sentiment analysis.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Data and Surveys, Migration

Region keywords:

Syria, Turkey


Marquez, N.; Garimella, K.; Toomet, O.; Weber, I.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-021. (2019)
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