Demography Lab

Active Project

Collecting Demographic Data on COVID-19 Mortality

Dr. Isaac Sasson
In collaboration with MPIDR

The BMI Demography Lab is collaborating with an international research team, led by Tim Riffe and Enrique Acosta at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), to collect data on COVID-19 cases and deaths by age. These data are critical for understanding COVID-19 mortality and facilitate comparisons between countries with vastly different age structures, in order to inform policy makers. The lab is in charge of harmonizing the Israeli data with COVerAGE-DB, the international database, which currently includes more than 80 countries.

Link to database:

An important global challenge which the world is facing is Demography. BMI sees the global demographic challenges as a crucial aspect in forming policy, thus supports a new research lab in this subject.


Lab Head

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, TAU

Shayna Bernstein

BMI Fellow (Postdoctoral)


The Boris Mints Institute is opening its 6th year of Activity with research webinar.

The Boris Mints Institute 2020 Research Webinar