NEW FACES AT MPIDR | October 04, 2023

Welcome, Amanda Martins de Almeida!

Amanda joins the researchgroup "Kinship Inequalities". During her three years with us, she will focus on quantifying intergenerational transfers using a kinship demographic framework. This will include deriving measures of kin availability by educational attainment groups in Latin America and other developing countries. Amanda will also work on incorporating a health component into models of kinship and life expectancy.  More



Hybrid Format

Mapping and analyzing the built environment and its evolution over long time periods: Lessons learned

Dr. Stefan Leyk  from the University of Colorado Boulder (USA) will talk about learned lessons in the field of mapping and analyzing the built environment and its evolution over long time periods.  More

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The Impact of Kinship Networks on Occupational Mobility

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Statistical Demography

New Publication | September 28, 2023

Temporal change in risk tolerance around payday

People living in poverty often struggle from payday to payday. Those who receive government assistance, such as welfare or pensions, must manage scarce resources to make ends meet until the next payment. Researchers from Kobe University, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Toyo University, and  Simon Fraser University have studied how people's willingness to take risks changes before and after payday.  More

Selected Publications

Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Mason, C.; Zagheni, E.:

The “Sandwich Generation” revisited: global demographic drivers of care time demands   Population and Development Review 47:4, 997–1023. (2021)

Hellstrand, J.; Nisén, J.; Miranda, V.; Fallesen, P.; Dommermuth, L.; Myrskylä, M.:

Not just later, but fewer: novel trends in cohort fertility in the Nordic countries   Demography 58:4, 1373–1399. (2021)

More Publications

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | August 17, 2023

Max Planck-Humboldt Research Units in Africa

New Issue 2/2023 available | July 04, 2023

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New Publication | September 07, 2023

Dramatic Disparities in the Health of America´s Older Population

Society is aging. What does this mean for health in old age, how is the quality of life evolving, and what are the disparities between different groups of people? Shubhankar Sharma, along with Jo Mhairi Hale, Mikko Myrskylä, and Hill Kulu have published a study that examines gender, racial/ethnic, and educational differences in relation to both mild cognitive impairment or dementia and “activity limitations” in the United States.  More

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Congratulations | September 04, 2023

ERC Grant for Silvia Loi

Silvia Loi, deputy head of the Laboratory of Population and Health, has successfully applied for a grant from the European Research Council (ERC). She will receive approximately 1.5 million euros to carry out her research project "Immigrant-Native Health Disparities in Ageing Societies". Watch our news video!  More

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