Research Funding | September 20, 2021

3.8 Million Euros for FLUX

The research project Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX), led by Marika Jalovaara and Mikko Myrskylä, was granted 3.8 million euros by the Strategic Research Council in Finland.  More



Online Invited Seminar Talk

Sibling Availability and Adult Subjective Well-being: The Demographic Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy

Haowei Wang from the Pennsylvania State University discusses findings about sibling availability in contemporary China, the implications for adult subjective well-being, and the variations by broad social contexts.   More

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Sandwich Generation | September 13, 2021

Simultaneous Care Time Demands are Higher for Parents in the Global South

It is a particular challenge for individuals to take care of their frail parents and their own young children at the same time in life. This phenomenon is and will continue to be more common in countries of the Global South than in the Global North. That is what a new study by MPIDR Researcher Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and colleagues finds after analyzing demographic microsimulations using United Nations data.  More

Selected Publications

Perrotta, D.; Grow, A.; Rampazzo, F.; Cimentada, J.; Del Fava, E.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Zagheni, E.:

Behaviours and attitudes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from a cross-national Facebook survey   EPJ Data Science 10:17, 1–13. (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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COVID-19 Blog | September 06, 2021

Blog Update: The Short-term Mortality Fluctuations Data Series Response to Data Challenges

In response to data challenges, a new data resource on weekly mortality, the Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series was established. It is the first international database providing open-access harmonized, uniform, and fully documented data on weekly all-cause mortality.  More

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