Data Set Immigration

Published on October 8th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Modeling Thirty Years of Migration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), which focuses on developing applications to integrate Earth science data into social sciences, has published estimates of net migration around the world every decade from 1970 to 2000. Since there is no globally consistent data on migration, SEDAC researchers relied on data from spatial population distributions and natural population growth—a region’s births minus deaths—to estimate net migration.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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