Digital and Computational Demography

At a Glance Projects Publications Team

The projects of this laboratory are arranged in the following

Research Areas

Migration and Mobility


Measuring and Modeling the Migration and Mobility of Scholars Project details
Modelling International Migration Flows by Integrating Multiple Data Sources Project details
Estimating Migration and Mobility after Natural Disasters Project details
Evaluating Immigrants’ Cultural Assimilation Using Digital Trace Data Project details
Studying the Interplay between Social Media Discourse and Refugee Segregation Project details
Temporal Effects in Migration Measurement: Evidence from Geo-Referenced Digital Trace Data Project details

Aging and Generational Processes


Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites Project details
Intergenerational Transfers of Informal Care Time by Gender and Age Project details
The Demography of Conflict and Violence Project details
The Lived Experience of Kin Death – Evidence from Online and Offline Sources Project details

Social and Environmental Dynamics


Estimating Fertility Indicators Using Facebook Data Project details
Demographic Change, Climate Change, and Energy Demand Project details
Computational Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics in Networks with Negative Ties and Conflicting Relationships Project details
The Gender Revolution and its Effects on Family Formation and Stability Project details
Modelling Processes of Status Differentiation Project details
Parental Status and Well-Being Project details
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