The Washington Post recently published an article featuring the research of 2011 Demography/Sociology Ph.D. Alum Rachel Margolis (currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario) and 2009 Penn Demography graduate Mikko Myrskylä (Professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) on the effect that having a child has on a person's happiness.
Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Professor of Social Statistics, University of Helsinki
Mikko Myrskylä is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Helsinki. He joined the MPIDR from the London School of Economics where he served as Professor of Demography, and where he continues to work as Research Professor and lead a research group funded by the European Research Council. Professor Myrskylä holds a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Helsinki. His work focuses on population health, analysis of contemporary fertility trends, and demographic forecasting.