News | January 20, 2014

175 years of Germany in fast motion

Spiegel Online has constructed an interactive map of Germany's population development - with data supplied by MPIDR researcher Sebastian Klüsener. The Institute is making available the original data to those interested.

A map of Germany that has bumps and balloons, and you can watch them grow and shrink. This is what the Spiegel-Online animation showing how the distribution and size of Germany's population has developed since the mid-19th century looks like. 

The MPIDR is readily making the data available to those who express an interest.  A documented data file can be supplied upon request to the press office of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic research at presse@demogr.mpg.de.

The data was collected during a research project by Sebastian Klüsener (MPIDR) and Emilio Zagheni (City University, New York). If you use the data please cite the following publication as source: The East-West gradient in spatial population development within Germany: temporary GDR legacy vs. longstanding spatial disparities


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