COVID-19 | August 10, 2022

Release of the COVerAGE-Database Website

This week a website for the COVerAGE-DB, a global demographic database on COVID-19 is released by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. More than 70 researchers from around the world collaborated to collect COVID-19 data from 120 countries, standardize it and making it available online.  More





Doctoral School

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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Introduction to our research groups

Fertility and Well-Being

Congratulations | August 08, 2022

Emilio Zagheni New EAPS Council Vice-President

MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni started his two-year term as Vice-President of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) Council. As President-elect he will serve as President for another two years starting in 2024.  More

Selected Publications

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)

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)

More Publications

Call for Abstracts | June 09, 2022

EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research

Questions and Answers

Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

COVID-19 Lockdown in Germany | July 20, 2022

The Mental Health of Young Mothers Suffers

Daycare centers and schools closed, little support for childcare outside the home, and frequent remote work from home: this situation during the first COVID-19 wave in the spring of 2020 led to a significant increase in stress and exhaustion in Germany, especially among mothers of young children living in partnerships. These are the findings of a new study by MPIDR Researchers Nicole Hiekel and Mine Kühn.  More

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Life & Research in Rostock

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What is Demography?

New Issue 2/2022 available | July 04, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Media Coverage | July 26, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

COVID-19 Blog | May 13, 2022

Blog Update: How to Calculate Excess Mortality to Better Estimate the Impact of the Pandemic

Marília Nepomuceno, Dmitri Jdanov and colleagues looked at factors that affect excess mortality. They explain why excess mortality rates vary substantially when changing data and methods and recommend ways to better calculate it.  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.