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September 18, 2019 | News | New Publication

Tracing relocations from Puerto Rico with Facebook data

It is impossible to provide timely estimates of migration flows after natural disasters by only using traditional data. Facebook offers new opportunities as a complementary source of information. more

September 4, 2019 | News | Research funding

ERC Grant for Pavel Grigoriev

Pavel Grigoriev receives a 1.42 million Euro grant from the European Research Council to conduct the project “Regional disparities in cause-specific mortality in Europe: the role of local context and national health policies” (REDIM). more

August 29, 2019 | News | Sabbatical Award

How does a death in the family affect the life course?

Does experiencing a death in the family influence young people’s behaviors, perceptions and well-being in a way that contributes to social inequality? Emily Smith-Greenaway wants to answer this question. She is funded by a Max Planck Sabbatical Award. more

July 24, 2019 | News | Publication

The 1.5 million gap

The 2011 census has left a long gap in Germany’s population figures. Between this and the preceding censuses a large number of errors must have crept into the statistics. How can plausible population figures still be derived even in the inter-censal period? more

July 18, 2019 | News | New Publication

Fertility in the Global South: Decline not equally pronounced across regions

How have birth rates in urban and rural areas developed in countries of the Global South? Mathias Lerch discusses the similarities and differences he identified in his PLOS ONE article just published. more

July 11, 2019 | News | Tutorial

Introduction to Agent-Based Computational Modelling in Social Science

The MPIDR organizes a tutorial titled "Introduction to Agent-Based Computational Modelling in Social Science” at the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science in Amsterdam on July 17. more

July 9, 2019 | News | New Publication

Is there a more sensitive gender?

A common cliché says that men are tough guys but whine about small aches. Then again, statisticians also see that women often assess their health to be more poorly than men do. So, which sex is more vulnerable? more

July 3, 2019 | Press Release

In poor countries birth spacing affects infant mortality

In low-income countries children's chance of survival depends on the period between their birth and the birth of their sibling. In some cases, increasing the time between births by just one year can reduce the risk of infant mortality by about 50%. more

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