New Publication | May 15, 2024

Unveiling the Impact of Job Loss on the Health of Immigrants

This recent study by Silvia Loi and colleagues examines how life events like job loss and divorce affect the health of immigrants using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel. They find that immigrants experience more rapid declines in health as they age. Moreover, they find that job loss has a stronger and more long-lasting impact on the health of immigrants, especially men.  More

Introduction to our research groups

Kinship Inequalities

New Faces at MPIDR | April 12, 2024

Welcome, Carla Rowold!

The Laboratory of Population Health and Research Group Labor Demography welcomes Carla Rowold  as a new team member. Carla's research interests range from gender and age inequalities, life course sociology, social demography to family and retirement policy.  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)

More Publications

New Issue 1/2024 available | March 20, 2024

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Questions and Answers

Being a Researcher at the MPIDR

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

Süßmilch Lecture, June 4, 2024

Towards a Social Demography of Bereavement.

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

News | April 05, 2024

Update of the Human Mortality Database

Our flagship project, the Human Mortality Database, has received a major update with the release of cause-specific data series. This is the first major expansion since the addition of short-term mortality fluctuation data in 2020.  More

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