Research Funding | April 22, 2021

ERC Grant for Pekka Martikainen

Pekka Martikainen receives a 2.5 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Social inequalities in population health: integrating evidence from longitudinal, family-based and genetically informed data”.  More



Online Seminar Talk

Comparing the Performance of Covid-19 Mortality Forecasts: Work in Progress

Ricarda Duerst from the Laboratory of Population Health at MPIDR gives an Online Seminar Talk.  More

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Media Coverage | May 15, 2020

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

Position Announcement

Lise Meitner Research Group

Introduction to our research groups

Fertility and Well-Being

COVID-19 Blog | April 19, 2021

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for a year now. Science has done an extraordinary job during this time at unravelling mysteries and unlocking solutions. In like manner, researchers at MPIDR are investigating demographic issues in connection to the novel coronavirus.  More

Selected Publications

Fiorio, L.; Zagheni, E.; Abel, G. L.; Hill, J.; Pestre, G.; Letouzé, E.; Cai, J.:

Analyzing the effect of time in migration measurement using geo-referenced digital trace data   Demography, 1–24. (2021)

Mehta, N. K.; Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.:

US life expectancy stalls due to cardiovascular disease, not drug deaths   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117:13, 6998–7000. (2020)

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New Issue 1/2021 available | March 29, 2021

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Mortality Comparison | April 13, 2021

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Cause of Excess Deaths in the U.S.

The population in the United States suffers from a mortality disadvantage. By comparing death rates in the U.S. with those of the five biggest European countries, demographer Yana Vierboom and a colleague found excess death numbers to be greater than the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020.  More

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.