Dr. Christian Dudel

Welcome to my webpage. I am a researcher at the Research Group Labor Demography and the Lab of Population Health at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. I received my PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum. My research interests cover sociology, demography, and statistics. My work has been published in leading journals such as Sociological Methods & Research, Demography, Social Science Research, and many others. I have appeared on national and international media, and methods and data sets I developed have been adopted by the German Federal Statistical Office, the World Health Organization, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and UNICEF. Teaching is a very important part of my work, and I have taught more than 35 courses at five institutions. I am passionate about open science, and you can find the code and data for many of my papers online.


2nd International Research Webinar on Working Life Expectancy, Helsinki, November 18, 2021 (invited): Extending working life in Germany – A cohort perspective on inequalities in the length of working life.

(For previous talks and events see here.)


Dudel, C., Schneider, D. (2021): How bad could it be? Worst-case bounds on bias in multistate models due to unobserved transitions. Sociological Methods & Research. [Open access article] [Code]

Dudel, C. (2021): Expanding the Markov chain tool box: distributions of occupation times and waiting times. Sociological Methods & Research 50: 401-428. [Article] [Code] [Preprint]

Dudel, C., Myrskylä, M. (2020): Cohort trends in working life expectancies at age 50 in the United States: a register-based study using Social Security Administration data. Journals of Gerontology, Series B 75: 1504–1514. [Open access article] [Code]

Lorenti, A., Dudel, C., Hale, J., Myrskylä, M. (2020): Working and disability expectancies at older ages: the role of childhood circumstances and education. Social Science Research 91: 102447. [Open access article] [Code]

Dudel, C., Myrskylä, M. (2017): Working life expectancy at age 50 in the U.S. and the impact of the Great Recession. Demography 54: 2101-2121. [Open access article] [Data] [Code]

(For a complete list of my publications see here.)


Email: dudel[at]demogr.mpg.de

Twitter: @c_dudel

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=SxlDoHwAAAAJ

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2985-6684

Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/xkcyp/

GitHub: https://github.com/christiandudel