December 17, 2018 | News


On December 13, 2018, Inna Danilova from the Laboratory for Demographic Data successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Regional analysis of mortality by causes of death in Russia" at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

In her work she analyzed the inequality among Russian regions. Inna Danilova did a spatial mortality analysis after an exhaustive evaluation of the quality of regional data in Russia. She also proposed a new tool for analysis of inter-regional variability in causes of death. The starting point for her work was a coherent time series of cause-specific mortality in Russia. This dataset produced by Inna Danilova is published in the Human Cause-of-Death database (

Results of her dissertation have been published in six academic papers.

The dissertation was supervised by Anatoly Vishnevsky (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Vladimir Shkolnikov from the Laboratory for Demographic Data served as a scientific adviser.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.