Combining Social Media and Survey Data to Nowcast Migrant Stocks in the United States

@article{Alexander2020CombiningSM,
  title={Combining Social Media and Survey Data to Nowcast Migrant Stocks in the United States},
  author={Monica J. Alexander and Kivan Polimis and Emilio Zagheni},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={41},
  pages={1-28}
}
Measuring and forecasting migration patterns has important implications for understanding broader population trends, for designing policy effectively and for allocating resources. However, data on migration and mobility are often lacking, and those that do exist are not available in a timely manner. Social media data offer new opportunities to provide more up-to-date demographic estimates and to complement more traditional data sources. Facebook’s Advertising Platform, for example, is a… 
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