Digital and Computational Demography

At a Glance Projects Publications Team

Research areas and projects of this laboratory are as follows

Research Areas

Migration and Mobility


Measuring and Forecasting Migration

Integrated Modeling of International Migration Flows Using Multiple Data Sources Project details
Temporal Effects in Migration Measurement: Evidence from Geo-Referenced Digital Trace Data Project details
Combining Digital Trace Data and Representative Surveys to Predict Migration Rates Project details
Assessing Migration Patterns in Latin America by Combining Traditional and Digital Trace Data Sources Project details

High-Skilled Migration

Modeling and Analysis of Migration and Mobility among Scholars Project details
Studying International Migration of High-Skilled Professionals Using Large-Scale Digital Trace Data Project details

Integration and Segregation

Evaluating Immigrants’ Cultural Assimilation Using Digital Trace Data Project details
Measuring Cultural Distance and Cultural Diffusion between Countries Using Digital Trace Data Project details
Studying the Interplay between Social Media Discourse and Refugee Segregation Project details

Aging and Generational Processes


Longevity and Kin Availability

Estimating and Projecting Offspring Mortality over the Life Course for all Countries of the World Project details
Formal Demographic Approaches to the Study of Inequalities in Mortality and Kinship Resources Project details
New Perspectives in Mortality Forecasting Project details
Genealogical Approaches to Estimate Demographic Dynamics and the Role of Kin Support in the Context of Armed Conflicts Project details

Intergenerational Transfers

Intergenerational Transfers and Demographic Outcomes Project details
Intergenerational Transfers of Informal Care Time across Contexts and Sociodemographic Characteristics Project details

Technology Access over the Life Course

Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites Project details

Social and Environmental Dynamics


Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health and Well-Being

The COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey Project details
Technology Use and Its Effects on Time-Use Patterns, Social Relationships, and Well-Being Project details
Self-Regulation and Health Behavior: How People Can Successfully Change Their Actions and Live Healthier Project details
Parental Status and Well-Being Project details

The Natural Environment

Demographic Change, Climate Change, and Energy Demand Project details
Estimating Migration and Mobility after Natural Disasters Project details

Population Processes and Social Dynamics

The Gender Revolution and Its Effects on Family Formation and Stability Project details
Studying the Causes and Consequences of Status Differentiation Project details
Assessing the Social Consequences of COVID-19 (ASCC) Project details
Linking Social Stratification and Geographic Mobility through Geo-Referenced Data Collected via a Smartphone Application Project details

Methods and Models

Computational, Formal, and Behavioral Modeling of Infectious Disease Dynamics Project details
Estimating Fertility Indicators Using Facebook Data Project details
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