Dr. Christian Dudel

Welcome to my webpage. I am a postdoc at the Lab of Population Health and the Research Group Labor Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. I am interested in a broad range of topics covering statistics, sociology, economics, and demography. Currently, my main interests are modeling of life course trajectories, measurement of inequality and stratification, and population aging. I am also an enthusiastic R and Stata user.

Use the navigation bar on the top to find out about my work.


Open Science Workshop, Rostock, October 10-11, organizer. You can find the program here.

DGS-Herbsttagung "Soziale Ungleichheit, Individualisierung, Lebenslauf", Rostock: Die Länge des Erwerbslebens in Deutschland: Akkumulierte (Un)gleichheiten am Arbeitsmarkt.

CRES seminar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (invited): Pension adequacy standards: Consumption, well-being, and health before and after retirement.

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

recent publications

Dudel, C., Schmied, J. (2019): Pension adequacy standards: an empirical estimation strategy and results for the United States and Germany. MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-003. [Preprint] [Code]

Kühn, M., Dudel, C., Vogt, T., Oksuzyan, A. (2019): Trends in gender differences in health and mortality at working age of West and East Germans. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health 7: 100326. [Open access article]

Pifarré i Arolas, H., Dudel, C. (2019): An ordinal measure of population health. Social Indicators Research 143: 1219-1243. [Open access article] [Code]

Lorenti, A., Dudel, C., Myrskylä, M. (2019): The legacy of the Great Recession in Italy: A wider geographical, gender, and generational gap in working life expectancy. Social Indicators Research 142: 283-303. [Open access article]

Dudel, C. (2018): Expanding the Markov chain tool box: Distributions of occupation times and waiting times. Sociological Methods & Research: available online. [Article] [Code]

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