Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests

  title={Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests},
  author={A. Dubois and Emilio Zagheni and Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella and Ingmar Weber},
Migrants' assimilation is a major challenge for European societies, in part because of the sudden surge of refugees in recent years and in part because of long-term demographic trends. In this paper, we use Facebook's data for advertisers to study the levels of assimilation of Arabic-speaking migrants in Germany, as seen through the interests they express online. Our results indicate a gradient of assimilation along demographic lines, language spoken and country of origin. Given the difficulty… 

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