Award | December 07, 2023

Young Researcher Award for Emma Zai

Emma Zai from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) was awarded the AIES Young Researcher Award together with Yinan Liu (Renmin University of China) at the 28th AIES Annual Conference in Rome.  More





Doctoral School

5th PHDS Annual Academy

Once a year, the Annual Academy brings together IMPRS-PHDS students and their supervisors. During the Academy the participants are involved in various program components, have a lot of opportunities for networking and collegial exchange.     More

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Population Health

SPOTLIGHT | November 29, 2023

Number of Twitter Friends Increases After Migration

How are migrants’ social integration processes reflected in social media? Is it possible to detect the evolution of new social connections? Jisu Kim, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, investigated these questions in a study with researchers from Saarland University, the World Bank, and Rutger University. Jisu Kim explains the research question, methodology and results in a short video.  More

Selected Publications

Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Mason, C.; Zagheni, E.:

The “Sandwich Generation” revisited: global demographic drivers of care time demands   Population and Development Review 47:4, 997–1023. (2021)

Hellstrand, J.; Nisén, J.; Miranda, V.; Fallesen, P.; Dommermuth, L.; Myrskylä, M.:

Not just later, but fewer: novel trends in cohort fertility in the Nordic countries   Demography 58:4, 1373–1399. (2021)

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New Issue 3/2023 available | October 10, 2023

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Media Coverage | March 02, 2023

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

NEW FACES AT MPIDR | November 27, 2023

Welcome, Julia Leesch!

The research group Gender Inequalities and Fertility welcomes Julia Leesch as a new team member. Julia holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin.  While working at MPIDR over the next two years, Julia plans to focus, among other things, on the impact of changes in the educational composition of partner markets on fertility outcomes.  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.