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January 30, 2020 | Computational network models

Partisanship in the US Congress has slowed down the decline of bill passage

With the help of computational network models, Samin Aref analyzed US political polarization and its impact on passing bills in the US Congress in a study published in Scientific Reports. more

January 28, 2020 | Alcohol-related mortality

It remains similar across borders in Eastern Europe

Excessive alcohol consumption is the major cause of high and early mortality among men in Eastern Europe. Cross-border similarities of alcohol-related mortality might be rooted in shared history and traditions. more

January 20, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Ugofilippo Basellini is a new researcher at the Digital Demography Lab


Ugofilippo Basellini’s research area focuses on modeling and forecasting human mortality. In addition to demography, the new research scientist is very passionate about sports, especially tennis. more

January 17, 2020 | Life expectancy in Germany

Low regional inequalities in life expectancy by international standards


Compared to other OECD countries, Germany experiences low regional variation in life expectancy despite having comparatively large regional economic inequalities. more

January 07, 2020

Thesis successfully defended

Lisa Y. Dillon

Enrique Acosta from the Laboratory of Population Health defended his doctoral thesis with the mention of “exceptional” and was recommended for the Dean´s list of honor at the Département de démographie at the Université de Montréal. more

December 19, 2019 | Season’s Greetings

A Time to Enjoy with Family and Friends


We wish all our employees, alumni, and those associated with our institute happy holidays and a wonderful start into 2020.  more

December 12, 2019 | New Publication

Working women healthier even after retirement age

Research scientist Jennifer Caputo shows positive long-term relationships between working at midlife and health over many following years, even past retirement age. more

November 22, 2019 | Database Update

New Data on Longevity

Scientists who want to do research on very old people can roll up their sleeves: The International Database on Longevity provides new data sets from 14 countries. more

November 08, 2019 | Workshop

Computational Methods and Data for Migration


The MPIDR organizes a workshop on migration data and models, at the 11th Social Informatics Conference in Doha, Qatar, on November 18th, 2019. more

November 07, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Measuring health inequalities

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On November 12th, Alastair Leyland from the University of Glasgow, will give a lecture titled "Measuring health inequalities – and why we struggle to reduce them" as part of the Suessmilch Lecture series. more

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