Migration and Mobility

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Combining Digital Trace Data and Representative Surveys to Estimate and Predict Migration Stocks and Flows

Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Yuan Hsiao (University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Francesco Rampazzo (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), Lee Fiorio, Jonathan Wakefield (both: University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), Agnese Vitali (University of Trento, Italy), Monica Alexander (University of Toronto, Canada), Ingmar Weber (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)

We develop a sound statistical framework for combining the timeliness of digital trace data and the representativeness of traditional sources in order to estimate and "nowcast" migration stocks and flows.  Detailed Description

The infographic describes the structure of a framework to estimate migrant stocks using digital traces and survey data

Based on the paper by Francesco Rampazzo, Jakub Bijak, Agnese Vitali, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni: A Framework for Estimating Migrant Stocks Using Digital Traces and Survey Data: An Application in the United Kingdom. Demography 1 December 2021. © MPIDR

Research Keywords:

Data and Surveys, Migration

Region keywords:

Europe, USA


Hsiao, Y.; Fiorio, L.; Wakefield, J.; Zagheni, E.:
Sociological Methods and Research, 1–39. (2023)    
Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
Population Research and Policy Review 41:1, 1–28. (2022)    
Rampazzo, F.; Bijak, J.; Vitali, A.; Weber, I. G.; Zagheni, E.:
Demography 85:6, 2193–2218. (2021)    
Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
arXiv e-prints 2003.02895. unpublished. (2020)    
Hsiao, Y.; Fiorio, L.; Wakefield, J.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-019. (2020)    
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