About me

I am a social scientist with an interest in basic demography, kinship dynamics, and inter-generational processes. I currently lead the Research Group on Kinship Inequalities at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). My work studies how changing demographic regimes affect, among other things, the exposure to mortality and availability of family resources over the lifecourse.

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Latest publications

Snyder, M., Alburez-Gutierrez, D., Williams, I., and Zagheni, E. (2022). “Estimates from 31 countries show the significant impact of COVID-19 excess mortality on the incidence of family bereavement.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119 (26): e2202686119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2202686119.

Alburez-Gutierrez, D. (2022). “The demographic drivers of grief and memory after genocide in Guatemala.” Demography. 59 (3): 1173–1194. doi:10.1215/00703370-9975747.

Or watch a short video-publication of my work on the demography of genocide