Dr. Christian Dudel

Welcome to my webpage. I am deputy director of the Max Planck-University of Helsinki Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health, deputy head of the Research Group Labor Demography and a researcher at the Lab of Population Health at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and a fellow of the Federal Institute for Population Research. My research interests cover demography, sociology, epidemiology, and research methods. My work has been published in leading journals such as Demography, Social Science Research, the International Journal of Epidemiology, Sociological Methods & Research, and many others. I have appeared on national and international media, including the Economist, Forbes Magazine, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Methods and data sets I developed have been used by the German Federal Statistical Office, the World Health Organization, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNICEF, and the German Ministry of the Interior. Teaching is a very important part of my work, and I have taught more than 40 courses at five institutions. I am passionate about open science, and you can find the code and data for many of my papers online.


(For a complete list of previous talks and events see here.)


Dudel, C., Loichinger, E., Klüsener, S., Sulak, H., Myrskylä, M. (2023): The extension of late working life in Germany: trends, inequalities, and the East-West divide. Demography 60: 1115–1137. [Open access article] [Code]

Dudel, C., Schneider, D. (2023): How bad could it be? Worst-case bounds on bias in multistate models due to unobserved transitions. Sociological Methods & Research 52: 1816-1837. [Open access article] [Code]

Dudel, C., Cheng, Y. A., Klüsener, S. (2023): Shifting Parental Age Differences in High-income Countries: Insights and implications. Population and Development Review 49: 879-908. [Open access article] [Data & code]

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

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]

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 

Bluesky: @cdudel.bsky.social 

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

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

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

GitHub: https://github.com/christiandudel