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


Modeling and Analysis of Migration and Mobility among Scholars Project details
Integrated Modeling of International Migration Flows Using 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
Assessing Migration Patterns in Latin America by Combining Traditional and Digital Trace Data Sources Project details
Measuring Cultural Distance and Cultural Diffusion between Countries Using Digital Trace Data Project details
Combining Digital Trace Data and Representative Surveys to Predict Migration Rates Project details
Studying International Migration of High-Skilled Professionals Using Large-Scale Digital Trace Data Project details
Linking Social Stratification and Geographic Mobility Through Geo-Referenced Data Collected via a Smartphone Application Project details

Aging and Generational Processes


Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites Project details
Intergenerational Transfers of Informal Care-Time across Contexts and Sociodemographic Characteristics Project details
Genealogical Approaches to Estimate Demographic Dynamics and the Role of Kin Support in the Context of Armed Conflicts Project details
Estimating and Projecting Offspring Mortality over the Life Course for all Countries of the World Project details
New Perspectives in Mortality Forecasting Project details
Formal Demographic Approaches to the Study of Inequalities in Mortality and Kinship Resources 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
Self-Regulation and Health Behavior: How People Can Successfully Change Their Actions and Live Healthier Project details
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