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In short statements, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) explain the issues they are currently investigating in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic. +++Latest update: May, 22+++  More



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Quality Adjusted Population Density by David Weil

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, David Weil from Brown University will give a talk on Quality Adjusted Population Density. The Lecture is held remotely.  More

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Mathematical and Actuarial Demography

Fertility in Finland

Finnish women have fewer children and have them later in life

In most Nordic countries the number of children per woman has been falling for several years. This trend is particularly strong in Finland. Julia Hellstrand and Mikko Myrskylä investigated what is causing this change there.  More

Selected Publications

Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:

The impact of Hurricane Maria on out-migration from Puerto Rico: evidence from Facebook data   Population and Development Review 45:3, 617–630. (2019)

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, 1–3. (2020)

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More similar than expected

Men and women adjust their health behavior after shock events

Men go to the doctor less often than women. However, after experiencing a stay in hospital, the behavior of men and women becomes more similar. For the first time, MPIDR researchers have identified this pattern by evaluating more than 65,000 data records from Danish health registries.  More


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Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez explain their research

Short and sweet: that's how the MPIDR researchers Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez present the topics they have been investigating for years in two videos.  More

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