March 20, 2024 | Defo News

Food and Climate

The new issue (No. 01/2024) of Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand, the popular science newsletter with latest research results from demography, has been released.

The Newsletter is available in German only.

"Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" is a joint publication of the Max Planck Institute for demographic Research (MPIDR), the Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels (RZ), the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital and the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB).

The topics of the new issue are:

1. More fast-food outlets, more obese people

Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels (RZ)

More people with weight problems live near fast-food restaurants - even if there are shops selling healthy food nearby. 

2. Crop failures in the poorest regions of the world 

Vienna Institute of Demography (VID)

Climate change is bringing extreme weather events that challenge agriculture. Some regions of the world are more affected than others, with deadly consequences for the population. 

3. Uneven mortality 

Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

Many factors influence mortality. German-speaking populations, with their different health care systems, provide an ideal "natural experiment" to study this. 

The newsletter is released four times a year and is available electronically and as a printed version and is free of charge.

All past issues are available online on the  newsletter website. On the website, you can also subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of the release of new issues or to receive the printed versions by mail.


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