The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock investigates the structure and dynamics of populations. Directors of the Institute are Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni. More
This course introduces students to core demographic and social science methods that are essential to interpret digital trace data. More
Scientists who want to do research on very old people can roll up their sleeves: The International Database on Longevity provides new data sets from 14 countries. Olga Grigoriev, researcher in the DataLab, gives an overview of the most important innovations in an interview. More
Bohk-Ewald, C.; Li, P.; Myrskylä, M.:
Forecast accuracy hardly improves with method complexity when completing cohort fertility Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115:37, 9187–9192. (2018).
Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
The impact of Hurricane Maria on out-migration from Puerto Rico: evidence from Facebook data Population and Development Review 45:3, 617–630. (2019).
Long overlooked and recently discovered through a detailed data analysis: young and middle-aged men and women in England and Wales have significantly higher mortality rates than the same age groups in comparable countries since the early 2000s. More
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Life in East and West Germany has now converged in many areas, but differences remain. In this dossier we have put together the East-West issue addressed by researchers at the MPIDR. More
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Data is the heart of demography. Here you can find a list of the databases maintained by the MPIDR:
Max Planck Institute forDemographic Research (MPIDR)
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 118057 Rostock, Germany
+49 381 2081-0
Digital and Computational Demography
Fertility and Well-Being
Research Group: Labor Demography
Research Group: Lifespan Inequalities
Research Group: Mathematical and Actuarial Demography
Max Planck Research Group: Gender Gaps in Health and Survival