Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Tracing relocations from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria with Facebook data
Arbeitsbereich Digitale und computergestützte Demografie, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, Rostock
SummaryIt is impossible to provide timely estimates of human migration flows after natural disasters by only using traditional data from statistical authorities. Facebook offers new opportunities as a complementary source of information. Emilio Zagheni and his collaborators traced relocation after Hurricane Maria 2017 from Puerto Rico to the US mainland and found return migration, too.