№2, 2021


Makrufa Sh. Hajirahimova, Aybaniz S. Aliyeva

The article is devoted to the formation of digital demography in the context of Big Data Revolution. The widespread use of the Internet and digital technologies has led to the emergence of a new direction in the science of demography, i.e., digital democracy. Digital Demography studies demographic processes by analyzing digital traces on the Internet. It allows the use of new data sources such as mobile phones, social media or satellite data for better understanding and in-depth study of social and demographic processes taking place in the modern world. At the same time, the increasing use of digital data is confronting the science of demography with a new data paradigm. The contradictory transition features of this new paradigm, called big data, have an impact on the formation of digital demography. This article examines Big Data paradigms and their role in the development of demography. The new opportunities provided by the innovative data sources created by the Big Data revolution to understand demographic processes and the technical and ethical challenges associated with the use of these sources are explored. Finally, the prospects for the development of digital demography in the Big Data environment are considered (pp.74-88).

Keywords: Big data, demography, digital data, social media, data revolution.
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