New Faces at MPIDR | May 24, 2024

Welcome, Sonja Dorsch!

Sonja Dorsch will join our Director Emilio Zagheni and the team of the Laboratory Digital and Computational Demography  as Foreign Language Secretary.   More





Onsite-only course

IMPRS-PHDS elective course on “Causal Inference: Methods and Applications”

Many research questions in demography, social sciences, economics, or epidemiology deal implicitly or explicitly with causal effects or causal mechanisms. For example: How does education affect the timing of fertility?How does health affect labor market participation? What is the impact of overweight and obesity on healthcare utilization? ...  More

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Introduction to our research groups

Statistical Demography

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

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

Süßmilch Lecture, June 4, 2024

Towards a Social Demography of Bereavement.

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


Open Positions

May 21, 2024

Congratulations Steffen Peters!

Steffen Peters successfully defended his Phd thesis about “Who starts a family? The prospective association between psychological factors and family formation processes” at the Stockholm University.  More

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