Title: Using Facebook advertising data to estimate migration
Speaker: Dr Monica Alexander, University of Toronto
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Measuring and monitoring migration is important for policy and planning purposes. However, often detailed or timely data on migration outcomes do not exist. In this talk I will discuss the potential for using data from Facebook’s advertising platform to estimate and project short-term migration patterns. The potential utility of these data will be highlighted through two case studies: ’nowcasting’ migrant stocks in the US, and estimating out-migration from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
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