Tracking employment shocks using mobile phone data

CoRR, Volume abs/1505.06791, 2015.

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Can data from mobile phones be used to observe economic shocks and their consequences at multiple scales? Here we present novel methods to detect mass layoffs, identify individuals affected by them, and predict changes in aggregate unemployment rates using call detail records (CDRs) from mobile phones. Using the closure of a large manuf...More

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