Press Release | July 22, 2024

New Partnerships Improve Life Satisfaction for Single Mothers

Single mothers often experience poorer mental health and lower life satisfaction due to increased stress, financial insecurity, and less support in everyday life. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Tilburg University reveals that new partnerships can improve the life satisfaction of single mothers, especially through increased financial resources. Long-term partnerships increase satisfaction compared to more frequent partner changes, and despite financial advantages, a new partner does not usually bring relief around household chores to the household.  More




The Infodemic-Pandemic Nexus: Analyzing the impact of misinformation on population health

Yuxi Wang (French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED)) will talk about the Infodemic-Pandemic Nexus: Analyzing the impact of misinformation on population health.  More

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Video | July 17, 2024

Sharing is Caring – Open Science in Demographic Research

Open Science addresses concerns about the reliability of scientific research and is gaining traction in various fields. Ugofilippo Basellini's paper reviews the state of openness in demographic research and finds significant progress in open access, but less so in the availability of open software code. The study emphasizes the importance of sharing software code to advance the field and proposes recommendations to encourage this practice. Basellini advocates for a culture of openness, emphasizing the need for supportive feedback, incentives, and training to encourage code sharing.  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)

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News | June 25, 2024

Parliamentary Members use Simpler Language on hot Days

Climate change has many widespread and complicated effects on the well-being of people and the planet, and a new study in iScience on June 13 has now added a surprising one to the list. After analyzing the language used in seven million parliamentary speeches around the world, it shows that high temperatures lead to a significant and immediate reduction in politicians’ language complexity.  More

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