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January 10, 2022 | Congratulations

Joshua Wilde Appointed Editor of Population and Development Review


The Population Council announced Raya Muttarak and Joshua Wilde as new Editors of Population and Development Review (PDR). more

December 20, 2021 | Season’s Greetings

Let’s Take a Break and Look Positively into the Future


We wish all our employees, alumni, and friends of the Institute and Demography overall, a very happy holiday season and a good start into the new year. more

December 16, 2021 | New Publication

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Mortality

2021 BMJ Publishing group Ldt.

MPIDR-Researcher Pekka Martikainen, Kaarina Korhonen and Lasse Tarkiainen published a new article on heavy metal toxicity and mortality in BMJ's Christmas Issue. more

December 13, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Jessica Donzowa is a new PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

With courtesy of Jessica Donzowa

Jessica Donzowa is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She wants to explore and evaluate new data sources, like Social Media. In her free time she likes jigsaw puzzles and visiting her 15-year-old dog in her home town. more

December 09, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Jasmin Abdel Ghany is a new PhD-Student at the Fertility and Well-being Lab

With courtesy of Jasmin Abdel Ghany

Coming from the University of Edinburgh, where she obtained her Master in Social Research, Jasmin Abdel Ghany is a new PhD-Student at the Fertility and Well-being Laboratory. She wants to find out how climate change impacts fertility, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In her free time she likes to travel, from Rostock she will probably visit friends in Scandinavia more often. more

December 08, 2021 | Interview

How to Measure Lifespan Inequality in Mortality with a New Metric


MPIDR-Researchers Marília Nepomuceno and Alyson van Raalte propose a novel lifespan variation measure in their recent paper published in Demography. In this interview, the researchers explain why it is important to analyze lifespan inequality and how the new metric provides an alternative perspective. more

December 06, 2021 | Prize for Excellent Paper

Ugofilippo Basellini is Granted the Jan M. Hoem Paper Award


A paper which estimates the impact of mobility restrictions on excess deaths in England and Wales during the first wave of Covid-19 by Ugofilippo Basellini and colleagues was granted the award in the name of former MPIDR Director Jan M. Hoem. more

December 02, 2021 | IPC 2021

MPIDR at the IUSSP´s International Population Conference 2021

Several MPIDR researchers present their work at the IUSSP's International Population Conference, which takes place in a virtual manner from December 5 to 10, 2021. more

November 30, 2021 | Congratulations

Marie Böhnstedt Obtained Her Doctorate


Marie Böhnstedt from the Joint Research Laboratory of Statistical Demography successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Statistical Methods for Frailty Models: Studies on Old-Age Mortality and Recurrent Events” at Leiden University Medical Center. more

November 24, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student at the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data


Coming from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student in the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data. She wants to investigate the geographical and temporal pattern of mortality at a subnational level, in particular for Italy. more


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