Abstracts Seminar 1-10-21

Anna Priante


Frank Takes

Population-scale social network analysis

This talk considers responsibly anonymized population-scale social network data on all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands.
The data is sourced from country-wide administrative register data, enabling the discovery of population-scale insights into a society.
I will show how the analysis of a population-scale multilayer network of family, work, school, household and neighborhood relations enables us to revisit the well-known small-world phenomenon from a unique angle.
Moreover, I discuss how the type of formal links in this social network require one to critically rethink network analysis concepts such as the unit of analysis, measurement errors effects and the boundary specification problem.