Research by our PhD Students
The photo was taken at the 3rd PHDS Academy in December 2021. Not only MPIDR PhD Students take part in it. © MPIDR
At the moment, 22 students are working on their theses at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Their doctoral degrees will be awarded by a partner university. Their research topics are broad and cover many areas of demography – from migration to fertility to health.
Two questions PhD Students at the MPIDR are working on are the following: How can social media data be used to answer questions about migration and are there other useful data sources to do demographic research on migration?
What factors influence how many children women have and at which point in life they have them?
An international team of researchers including a MPIDR PhD Student, suggest to use the stratification index to analyze mortality inequalities between groups.
An international team of researchers including a MPIDR PhD Student, analyzed interplays linked to testosterone levels and how their impact changes over the course of life.
Since 2021, five PhD Students associated with the MPIDR obtained their doctorates. Their research areas were in mortality, fertility and population health.