Center for Demographic Research

at the New Economic School



Timonin S., Shkolnikov V. M., Jasilionis D., Grigoriev P., Jdanov D.A. and Leon D.A. (2016) Disparities in length of life across developed countries: measuring and decomposing changes over time within and between country groups. Population Health Metrics. Vol. 14. No. 29. doi: 10.1186/s12963-016-0094-0

Saikia N., Bora J.K., Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V.M. (2016) Disability divides in India: evidence from the 2011 Census. PLOS ONE. doi:

Danilova I., Shkolnikov V. M., Jdanov D. A., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2016) Identifying potential differences in cause-of-death coding practices across Russian regions. Population Health Metrics. Vol. 14. No. 8. doi:10.1186/s12963-016-0078-0

Saikia N., Shkolnikov V.M., Jasilionis D., Chandrashekhar (2016) Trends and Sub-National Disparities in Neonatal Mortality in India from 1981 to 2011. Asian Population Studies. Vol.12. Issue 1, pp. 88-107.

Todd M.A., Shkolnikov V.M., Goldman N. (2016) Why are well-educated Muscovites more likely to survive? Understanding the biological pathways. Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 157, pp. 138-147.


Barbieri M., Wilmoth J. R., Shkolnikov V. M., Glei D. A., Jasilionis D., Jdanov D. A., Boe C., Riffe T., Grigoriev P., Winant C. (2015) Data resource profile: the Human Mortality Database (HMD). International Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 1549-1556.

Maslauskaite A., Jasilioniene A., Jasilionis D., Stankūnienė V., Shkolnikov V. M. (2015) Socio-economic determinants of divorce in Lithuania: Evidence from register-based census-linked data. Demographic Research. Vol. 33, Art. 30, pp. 871-908.

Oksuzyan A., Shkolnikova M., Vaupel J.W., Christensen K., Shkolnikov V.M. (2015) Sex Differences in Biological Markers of Health in the Study of Stress, Aging and Health in Russia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131691

Jasilionis, D., Smailyte, G., Vincerzevskiene, I., Shkolnikov, V. M. (2015) Educational differentials in cancer mortality and avoidable deaths in Lithuania, 2001–2009: a census-linked study. International Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1007/s00038-015-0745-0

Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V.M. (2015) Longevity and Education: A Demographic Perspective. Gerontology. doi:10.1159/000438901

Grigoriev P., Andreev E.M. (2015) The Huge Reduction in Adult Male Mortality in Belarus and Russia: Is It Attributable to Anti-Alcohol Measures? PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138021

Andreev E.M., Shkolnikov V.M., W.A. Pridemore, S.Yu. Nikitina (2015) A method for reclassifying cause of death in cases categorized as “event of undetermined intent”. Population Health Metrics. Vol. 13, Art. 23. DOI:10.1186/s12963-015-0048-y

Andreev E.M., Ward Kingkade W. (2015) Average age at death in infancy and infant mortality level: Reconsidering the Coale-Demeny formulas at current levels of low mortality. Demographic Research. Vol.33, Art. 13, pp. 363-390.

Grigoriev P., Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V. M., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2015) Spatial variation of male alcohol-related mortality in Belarus and Lithuania. European Journal of Public Health, pp. 1-7. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv060


Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V., Andreev E., Jdanov D.,  Vagero D., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2014) Do Vanguard Populations Pave the Way towards Higher Life Expectancy for Other Population Groups? Population. №4, pp. 531-556 .

Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V., Andreev E., Jdanov D.,  Vagero D., Meslé F., Vallin J. (2014) L’avant-garde en termes d’espérance de vie montre-t-elle la voie au reste de la population? Population (ed. francais). №4, pp.589-615.

Jdanov D.A., Deev A.D., Jasilionis D., Shalnova S.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Shkolnikov V.M. (2014) Recalibration of the SCORE risk chart for the Russian population. European Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s10654-014-9947-7

Lagona F., Jdanov D., Shkolnikova M. (2014) Latent time-varying factors in longitudinal analysis: a linear mixed hidden Markov model for heart rates. Statistics in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/sim.6220

Oksuzyan A., Shkolnikova M., Vaupel J.W., Christensen K., Shkolnikov V.M. (2014) Sex differences in health and mortality in Moscow and Denmark. European Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s10654-014-9893-4

Grigoriev P., Meslé F., Shkolnikov V.M.Andreev E., Fihel A., Pechholdova M. and Vallin J. (2014)  The Recent Mortality Decline in Russia: Beginning of the Cardiovascular Revolution? Population and Development Review. Vol. 40. Issue 1, pp. 107–129.

Pridemore W.A., Chamlin M.B., Kaylen M.T., Andreev E. (2014) The Effects of the 2006 Russian Alcohol Policy on Alcohol-Related Mortality: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Vol. 38. No. 1, pp. 257–266.


Meslé F., Vallin J., Andreev E. Demographic Consequences of the Great Famine: Then and Now. In. A. Graziosi, L. A.Hajda, H. Hryn (eds.), After the Holodomor: the enduring impact of the Great Famine on Ukraine. Ukrainian Research Institute Publications, Harvard University. 2013. P. 217-242.

Pridemore W.A., Chamlin M.B., Kaylen M.T., Andreev E. (2013) The impact of a national alcohol policy on deaths due to transport accidents in Russia. Addiction. Vol. 108. Issue12, pp. 2112-218.

Pridemore W.A., Chamlin M.B., Andreev E. (2013) Reduction in Male Suicide Mortality Following the 2006 Russian Alcohol Policy: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 103 (11), pp. 2021–2026.

Dissing A.S., Gil A., Keenan K., McCambridge J., McKee M., Oralov A., Saburova L., Leon D.A. (2013) Alcohol consumption and self-reported (SF12) physical and mental health among working aged-men in a typical Russian city: A cross sectional study. Addiction. Vol. 108(11), pp. 1905-1914.

McDonald H., Borinskya S., Kiryanov N., Gil A., Helander A., Leon D.A. (2013) Comparative performance of biomarkers of alcohol consumption in a population sample of working-aged men in Russia: the Izhevsk Family Study. Addiction. Vol. 108(9), pp. 1579-1589.

Leon D.A., Shkolnikov V.M., Borinskaya S., Casas J.-P., Evans A., Gil A., Kee F., Kiryanov N., McKee M., O’Doherty M.G. et al. (2013) Hazardous alcohol consumption is associated with increased levels of B-type natriuretic peptide: evidence from two population-based studies. European Journal of Epidemiology.  Vol. 28(5), pp. 393-404.

Shkolnikov V.M., Andreev E.M., McKee M., Leon D.A. (2013) Components and possible determinants of the decrease in Russian mortality in 2004-2010. Demographic research. Vol. 28, Art. 32, pp. 917-950.

Rechel B., Roberts B., Richardson E., Shishkin S., Shkolnikov V.M., Leon D.A., Bobak M., Karanikolos M., McKee M. (2013). Health and health systems in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The Lancet. Vol. 381, pp.1145-1155.

Kibele E.U.B., Jasilionis D., Shkolnikov V.M. (2013) Widening socioeconomic differences in mortality among men aged 65 years and older in Germany. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Vol. 67, pp. 453-457.

Glei D.A., Goldman N., Shkolnikov V.M., Jdanov D., Shkolnikova M., Vaupel J.W. and Weinstein M. (2013) Perceived Stress and Biological Risk: Is the Link stronger in Russians than in Taiwanese and Americans? Stress. Vol. 16(4), pp. 411-420.

Glei D.A., Goldman N., Shkolnikov V.M., Jdanov D.A., Shalnova S.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Weinstein M. (2013) To what extent do biomarkers account for the large social disparities in heath in Moscow? Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 77, pp. 164-172.

Andreev E.M., Bogoyavlenskii D.D., Stickley A. (2013) Comparing Alcohol Mortality in Tsarist and Contemporary Russia: Is the Current Situation Historically Unique? Alcohol and Alcoholism.  doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags132


Metelskaya V.A., Shkolnikova M.A., Shalnova S.A., Andreev E.M., Deev A.D., Jdanov D.A., Shkolnikov V.M., Vaupel J.W. (2012) Prevalence, components, and correlates of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among elderly Muscovites. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Vol. 55(2), pp. 231-237.

Tomkins S., Collier T., Oralov A., Saburova L., McKee M., Shkolnikov V., Kiryanov N., Leon D.A. (2012) Hazardous Alcohol Consumption Is a Major Factor in Male Premature Mortality in a Typical Russian City: Prospective Cohort Study 2003–2009. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30274. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030274

Zarulli V, Jasilionis D, Jdanov D.A. (2012) Changes in educational differentials in old-age mortality in Finland and Sweden between 1971-1975 and 1996-2000. Demographic Research. Vol. 26. Art. 19, pp. 489-510.

Jasilionis D., Stankuniene V., Ambrozaitiene D., Jdanov D.A., Shkolnikov V.M. (2012). Ethnic mortality differentials in Lithuania: contradictory evidence from census-linked and unlinked estimates. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2012, e7.

Shkolnikov V. M., Andreev E. M., Jdanov, D. A., Jasilionis, D., Kravdal, Ø., Vågerö, D., Valkonen, T. (2012) Increasing absolute mortality disparities by education in Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1971–2000. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Vol. 66(4), pp. 372-378.

Andreev E. M., Shkolnikov V. M. (2012) An Excel spreadsheet for the decomposition of a difference between two values of an aggregate demographic measure by stepwise replacement running from young to old ages. Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Technical Report TR-2012-002.

Grigoriev P., Shkolnikov V.M., Doblehammer-Reiter G. (2012) Regional mortality in Belarus: trends, patterns and determinants. Population Studies. Vol. 67(1), pp. 61-81.