CMI Afternoon Seminar: Modelling international migration: State of the art, and new research frontiers - Prof Jakub Bijak
|Starts:||15:00 4 Jun 2019|
|Ends:||16:30 4 Jun 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Jakub Bijak|
Speaker: Prof Jakub Bijak, Professor of Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton
Two defining features of contemporary international migration are its complexity and uncertainty. Migration processes are driven by many interacting and often unpredictable factors. Our weak understanding of migration is further complicated by its fragmented theoretical description, scattered across various disciplines, and the presence of many interacting agents with different goals. Besides, migration flows elude precise definitions and concepts, and lack quality tools for their measurement. If migration is to be better understood and managed, its complexity and uncertainty require adopting new analytical perspectives and new methods, which would acknowledge and address these challenges explicitly. In this talk, I will present the most recent advances in statistical and computational modelling, aimed at a better estimation, prediction and simulation of international migration.
Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45.
Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. All welcome. No registration necessary.
The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.
Prof Jakub Bijak
Organisation: University of Southampton
Travel and Contact Information
CMI Seminar Room, 2.07
Humanities Bridgeford Street