Migration and Mobility

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Evaluating Immigrants’ Cultural Assimilation by Using Digital Trace Data

Jisu Kim, André Grow-Böser, Asli Ebru Sanlitürk, Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with René Flores D. (University of Chicago, USA), Kiran Garimella (School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, USA), Ingmar Weber (Saarland, Germany), Ilana Ventura (University of Chicago)

The cultural assimilation of immigrants is poorly understood, partially because suitable data and indicators are lacking. This project sheds new light on patterns of cultural assimilation, using digital traces and an intergenerational survey with respondents selectively recruited via Facebook advertisements.  Detailed Description

Relation between origin and destination attachment indexes for all the migrants in the data, projected on four integration types. © Kim Jisu, et al. "Origin and destination attachment: study of cultural integration on Twitter." EPJ Data Science 11.1 (2022): 55.

Research Keywords:

Culture, Data and Surveys, Migration

Region keywords:

Italy, United Kingdom, USA, World


Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Grow, A.; Bijlsma, M. J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-012. (2022)    
Kim, J.; Sîrbu, A.; Giannotti, F.; Rossetti, G.; Rapoport, H.:
EPJ Data Science 11:55, 1–20. (2022)    
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Aref, S.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Grow, A.; Negraia, D. V.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Smart statistics for smart applications : book of short papers SIS2019, 23–30. Pearson. (2019)    
Stewart, I. B.; Flores, R. D.; Riffe, T.; Weber, I. G.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference WWW 2019: May 13-17, 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3258–3264. New York: ACM. (2019)    
Dubois, A.; Zagheni, E.; Garimella, K.; Weber, I. G.:
In: Social Informatics: 10th International Conference, SocInfo 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 25-28, 2018, Proceedings, Part II, 51–60. Cham: Springer. (2018)
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