Global South | October 21, 2021

Family Configurations Consider Interrelations Among Family Characteristics

Andrés Castro, researcher at the MPIDR, and colleagues provide an in-depth description of family configurations in low- and middle-income countries and find correlations that explain trends that have been characterized as paradoxical in previous studies.  More



Suessmilch Lecture

Using Data to Advance the Science of Health Disparities

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, Rumi Chunara from New York University, NYU School of Global Public Health, will give a talk entitled "Using Data to Advance the Science of Health Disparities".  More

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Statistical Demography

Digital Celebration | October 15, 2021

25th Anniversary MPIDR

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through the Institute’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research.  More

Selected Publications

Smith-Greenaway, E.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Trinitapoli, J.; Zagheni, E.:

Global burden of maternal bereavement: indicators of the cumulative prevalence of child loss   BMJ Global Health 6:4, e004837–e004837. (2021)

Mehta, N. K.; Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.:

US life expectancy stalls due to cardiovascular disease, not drug deaths   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117:13, 6998–7000. (2020)

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New Issue 3/2021 available | September 29, 2021

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Media Coverage | September 07, 2021

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COVID-19 Blog | October 04, 2021

Blog Update: Data From the COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey is Part of a Meta-Study

MPIDR Researcher Emanuele Del Fava and colleagues contribute data from the COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey to a meta-study that improves mathematical models of contact patterns for COVID-19.  More

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