Award | June 14, 2024

Jiaxin Shi receives Otto Hahn Medal

On June 12, former MPIDR researcher Jiaxin Shi was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal in Munich for his doctoral thesis on "Mortality Inequality and Its Implications for Retirees". The medal was awarded at the annual meeting of the Max Planck Society. In his thesis, Jiaxin presented four studies on mortality inequality that advance the knowledge of how life expectancy differs across social groups and the implications for retirees. The results of his work show that the greater longevity of socially advantaged groups accounts for up to a quarter of lifetime pensions.  More



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vital: Tidy data analysis for demography using R

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, Rob J Hyndman from Monash University will speak about "vital: Tidy data analysis for demography using R".  More

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New Publication | June 05, 2024

Mind the Gap: Italian Moms with 3+ Kids Work far Fewer Years than Dads, while Finland Shows Equality

A study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) shows that, in contrast to Finland, from midlife mothers in Italy and the US work significantly fewer years than fathers, especially if they have two and more children. The researchers highlight that better support and work opportunities for mothers not only improves their retirement security, but also helps stabilize pension systems.  More

Selected Publications

Basellini, U.; Camarda, C. G.; Booth, H.:

Thirty years on: a review of the Lee-Carter method for forecasting mortality   International Journal of Forecasting 39:3, 1033–1049. (2023)

Coimbra Vieira, C.; Lohmann, S.; Zagheni, E.:

The value of cultural similarity for predicting migration: evidence from food and drink interests in digital trace data   Population and Development Review, 1–28. (2024)

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June 03, 2024

Summer Incubator Program 2024 starts!

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is organizing the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program, a three-month research visit (from June 3 – August 23, 2024) for a diverse group of PhD and master students.  More

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.