Joshua R. Goldstein

Research Group: Mathematical and Actuarial Demography

Guest Researcher


Joshua R. Goldstein was Director of the MPIDR and Head of the Laboratories of Economic and Social Demography and Historical Demography from 2007 to August 2013. His research interests include family demography, fertility, marriage, aging, and demographic forecasting. Joshua R. Goldstein earned a BA in history from Yale University. He continued his academic education at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. In 1996, he received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Starting in 2002, he worked at Princeton University. In 2007, he became Director at the MPIDR. In August 2013,  he was appointed Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also heads the Department of Demography.


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  • Culture, Economics, and Spatial and Social Distance in the Diffusion of Fertility Decline Project details
  • Formal Demography of Aging Project details
  • Historical Origins of the German East-West Demographic Divide Project details
  • Modeling Cohort Fertility and Mortality Project details
  • MOSAIC: Recovering Surviving Census Records to Reconstruct Population, Economic, and Cultural History Project details
  • Population History GIS Collection Project details

MPIDR Publications (selected)

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Goldstein, J. R.; Cassidy, T.:
Population Studies 66:1, 29-37 (2012).
Hin, S. C.; Gauthier, A. H.; Goldstein, J. R.; Bühler, C.:
Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 9.2011, 131-156 (2012).
Goldstein, J. R.; Rößger, F.; Jaschinski, I.; Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, A.:
Comparative Population Studies 36:2-3, 661-692 (2011).