Digital and Computational Demography

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The Demography of Conflict and Violence

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez

This project uses ethnographic and genealogical data to improve our understanding of how armed conflict and mass violence affect demographic dynamics in local populations. It focuses on a series of mass killings suffered by indigenous Mayan populations in Guatemala during the 1980s.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity, Data and Surveys, Family Behavior, Fertility Development

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Alburez-Gutierrez, D.:
Demographic Research 40:23, 627–656. (2019)
Leone, T.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Ghandour, R.; Coast, E.; Giacaman, R.:
Conflict and Health 13:36, 1–15. (2019)
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.