Spatial Analysis

Below you see a graph visualizing the differences in fertility rates within Germany and adjacent countries.
Initially I was interested in exploring the similarity of fertility rates in neighboring countries. Many Germans work in adjacent countries, thus are in close contact to their neighbors. So why not assume similar behavioral patterns of people living in border regions?
Those graphs helped me in exploring potential similarities and differences in fertility rates.

Regional fertility rates in Germany and adjacent regions

Sequence Analysis

If you are interested in how groups of people or whole societies differ in their life courses, try out sequence analysis!

  • Here I present a graph visualizing the partnership history of individuals in Germany born in 1971-1973.

Partnership history of the cohort born in 1971-1973 (Germany)

To learn more about sequence analysis and its usefulness, take a look at my recent presentation on sequence analysis