Fertility in Germany

Retired grandparents help

When grandparents live nearby and retire, parents likely have a second child early. However, they do not have more children.  More



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Multistate Models: Analysis from event histories and panel data

This one week course is part of the program "International Advanced Studies in Demography" and is targeted mainly to PhD students.  More

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Fertility in the Republic of Korea

Lowest fertility rate worldwide

Fertility data for the Republic of Korea were updated through 2018 by the Human Fertility Database. Korea's Total Fertility Rate hit a record low level of 0.98 children per women in 2018. In no country were fewer children born per woman.  More

Selected Publications

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).

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Life & Research in Rostock

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women in demographic research

Today, the United Nations celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research employs almost as many female scientists as male scientists. Yana Vierboom is one of them.  More


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What is demography?

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Demographic Research in Rostock

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

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.