Interview | September 27, 2021

A New Approach to Forecast Fertility

Daniel Ciganda, Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being at the MPIDR proposes a new way to model fertility. In this interview, he explains the differences of existing approaches and gives a short introduction into the history of modeling fertility.  More



Online Invited Seminar Talk

Spillovers in Childbearing Decisions and Fertility Transitions: Evidence from China

Pauline Rossi, Associate Professor, CREST-Ecole Polytechnique gives an Online Seminar Talk.  More

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COVID-19 Blog | September 24, 2021

Blog Update: How Much did Mortality Increase During the Pandemic in Guatemala?

MPIDR Researcher Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and colleagues estimate that around 8,000 excess deaths occured in 2020. That is 46 percent higher than the official number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Guatemala.  More

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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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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

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