Migration and Mobility

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

Daniela Perrotta, Elizabeth Marie Jacobs, Tom Theile, Emilio Zagheni, Sarah Charlotte Johnson, André Grow-Böser; 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), Helga de Valk (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, University of Groningen, Netherlands)

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

Research Keywords:

Economics, Employment, Retirement, Migration

Region keywords:

Europe, World


Perrotta, D.; Johnson, S. C.; Theile, T.; Grow, A.; de Valk, H.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-007. (2022)    
Perrotta, D.; Johnson, S. C.; Theile, T.; Grow, A.; de Valk, H.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-22): Atlanta, Georgia and online, June 6th - 9th, 2022; hybrid conference, 759–769. Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press. (2022)    
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