Mortality Comparison | April 13, 2021

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Cause of Excess Deaths in the U.S.

The population in the United States suffers from a mortality disadvantage. By comparing death rates in the U.S. with those of the five biggest European countries, demographer Yana Vierboom and a colleague found excess death numbers to be greater than the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020.  More



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At the Intersection of Adverse Life Course Pathways: The Effects on Health by Nativity

Silvia Loi from the Laboratory of Population Health at MPIDR gives an Online Seminar Talk.  More

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Global Comparison | April 06, 2021

How Many Mothers Have Lost a Child

The first systematic comparison of 170 countries reveals large global inequalities in the number of mothers who have experienced the death of a child.  More

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Fiorio, L.; Zagheni, E.; Abel, G. L.; Hill, J.; Pestre, G.; Letouzé, E.; Cai, J.:

Analyzing the effect of time in migration measurement using geo-referenced digital trace data   Demography, 1–24. (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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Data Visualization | March 29, 2021

COVID-19 Related Excess Mortality in Europe

Pandemic trajectories in European countries differ in timing, duration, and scope of infection waves. But overall, substantially more people died in 2020 and early this year compared to previous years’ average.  More

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