Research Group

Migration and Health Inequalities

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Why are immigrants ageing in poorer health compared to non-immigrants? The Research Group on Migration and Health Inequalities seeks to answer this pressing question focusing on three overarching objectives: quantify the gaps in healthy ageing trajectories between immigrants and non-immigrants by age, gender, and socioeconomic status, and their interactions; identify the critical events and circumstances in immigrants’ lives that put them on a different healthy ageing trajectory from non-immigrants; study the impact of family composition and family ties in mitigating health inequalities by migration background.   Detailed Description

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.