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.


MPIDR/Akademie für Soziologie, Rostock, October 26-27, 2021 (workshop): Life Course Analysis. Theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, and empirical applications. [Program]

(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