Bowling Together: Scientific Collaboration Networks of Demographers at European Population Conferences

Abel, Guy J., Muttarak, Raya, Bordone, Valeria and Zagheni, Emilio (2019) Bowling Together: Scientific Collaboration Networks of Demographers at European Population Conferences. European Journal of Population, 35 (3). 543–562. ISSN 0168-6577

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Abstract

Studies of collaborative networks of demographers are relatively scarce. Similar studies in other social sciences provide insight into scholarly trends of both the fields and characteristics of their successful scientists. Exploiting a unique database of metadata for papers presented at six European Population Conferences, this report explores factors explaining research collaboration among demographers. We find that (1) collaboration among demographers has increased over the past 10 years, however, among co-authored papers, collaboration across institutions remains relatively unchanged over the period, (2) papers based on core demographic subfields such as fertility, mortality, migration and data and methods are more likely to involve multiple authors and (3) multiple author teams that are all female are less likely to co-author with colleagues in different institutions. Potential explanations for these results are discussed alongside comparisons with similar studies of collaboration networks in other related social sciences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration networks,demography,population studies,scientific collaboration
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 12:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 00:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68315
DOI: 10.1007/s10680-018-9493-1

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