DONDENA Seminar Series FALL 24/10/2022

Roentgen Room 3-B3-SR01 + ZOOM Meetings

"Global migration of scholars: trends, gender inequalities, and patterns with economic development"

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We leverage metadata on over 36 million journal articles and reviews indexed by Scopus in order to estimate migration of scholars based on information on changes in their institutional affiliations over time. Specifically, we produce a database of yearly international migration flows of scholars, for all countries from 1998-2017. We use the newly generated database to provide evidence on the relationship between economic development and the emigration propensity of scholars, and to assess patterns of gender inequalities in international mobility. As mobility has been increasingly recognized as a strategy for scientists to boost their professional development, it could help narrow the gender gap in academic careers. In this talk I will highlight the first key results of this project.


Emilio Zagheni is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, where he served as Training Director of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.