Head of the Laboratory of Population Health
Head of the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being
Head of the Research Group Labor Demography
Director of the MaxHel Center

Mikko Myrskylä

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I am Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Professor of Social Data Science at the University of Helsinki. I joined the MPIDR from the London School of Economics where I served as Full Professor of Demography. I am the PI of ERC Synergy project BIOSFER: Untangling the causes of low fertility in modern societies, with Co-PIs Siri Eldevik Håberg from Norway and Cecilia Ramlau-Hansen from Denmark; and Director of the Max Planck-University of Helsinki Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health, with Co-Director Pekka Martikainen. My training includes a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Helsinki, and most of my work focuses on population health, fertility dynamics, and demographic forecasting.

MPIDR Publications

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Castro Torres, A. F.; Batyra, E.; Myrskylä, M.:
Population and Development Review 48:1, 189–215. (2022)    
Hellstrand, J.; Nisén, J.; Miranda, V.; Fallesen, P.; Dommermuth, L.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 58:4, 1373–1399. (2021)    
Dudel, C.; Myrskylä, M.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 75:7, 1504–1514. (2020)       
Mehta, N. K.; Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117:13, 6998–7000. (2020)    
Hale, J. M.; Schneider, D. C.; Gampe, J.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
Epidemiology 31:5, 745–754. (2020)       

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