Research Group Leader

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez

Research Group: Kinship Inequalities

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Diego Alburez-Gutierrez leads the Independent Research Group on Kinship Inequalities at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Germany. Diego received his PhD in Demography and Population Studies (2018) and his MSc in Social Research Methods (2014) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2019, he was honored by the Max Planck Society with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement for his PhD thesis "Beyond excess mortality: the demographic life of a Mayan community after a war of massacres". In 2022, Diego received the BSPS Early Career Award from the British Society for Population Studies and, in 2023, he received the European Demographer Award from Population Europe. Diego is best known for his work combining formal demography and empirical data to study intergenerational family processes. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Demography, Population and Development Review, and other key disciplinary journals.


Analyzing and Monitoring the Early Spread of COVID-19: A Demographic Perspective Projects details
Analyzing Migration Behavior From the Perspective of Kin (Dissertation) Projects details
Demographic Perspectives on Kin Availability and Kin Loss Projects details
Differences in Kinship Structure by Socioeconomic Status (Dissertation) Projects details
Genealogical Approaches to Estimate Demographic Dynamics and the Role of Kin Support in the Context of Armed Conflicts Projects details
Generational Placement Trajectories and Social Inequality Projects details
Global Projections of Kinship Structure and Kin Availability Projects details
Intergenerational Transfers and Demographic Outcomes Projects details
Trends and Disparities in Patterns of Scientific Knowledge Production Projects details

MPIDR Publications

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Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Williams, I.; Caswell, H.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 120:52, e2315722120–e2315722120. (2023)       
Snyder, M.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Williams, I.; Zagheni, E.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119:26, e2202686119–e2202686119. (2022)       
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.:
Demography 59:3, 1173–1194. (2022)       
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Mason, C.; Zagheni, E.:
Population and Development Review 47:4, 997–1023. (2021)       
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Kolk, M.; Zagheni, E.:
Demography 58:5, 1715–1735. (2021)       

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