Welcome to the MPIDR | September 29, 2022

Stefano Arnolfo is a new PhD Student at the Research Group “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”

Stefano Arnolfo comes from the University of Turin in Italy. He is researching how current family trends affect women and men differently. In Rostock, he enjoys the fresh breeze in the mornings that the proximity to the Baltic Sea brings.  More



Online Seminar Talk

How to Publish at Population and Development Review

Joshua Wilde from the Laboratory of Population Health explains how to publish at Population and Development Review.  More

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New Issue 3/2022 available | September 27, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Introduction to our research groups

Digital and Computational Demography

Swedish Pensions | September 21, 2022

Large Gap in Lifetime Pension due to Lifespan Inequality

The better educated and richer you are the longer you live. The longer you live, the more pension income you receive over your lifetime. For the first time, Jiaxin Shi, a PhD Student at the MPIDR calculated the total differences in lifetime pensions related to education and earnings in Sweden.  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)

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)

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Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

Fertility | September 14, 2022

How Does Delayed Parenthood Impact Gender Inequality in Education and on the Labor Market?

A team led by MPIDR Researcher Jessica Nisén discovered that delayed parenthood exacerbates the educational advantage of women compared to men and attenuates the income advantage of men. The researchers based their analysis on a novel method and high-quality Finnish register data.  More

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

Media Coverage | August 29, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR


What is Demography?

Overview 2022

COVID-19 Research at the MPIDR

The COVID-19 pandemic has been part of our lives for more than two years 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. This dossier provides a thematic overview of the studies published in 2022.  More

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

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Welcome to the MPIDR | September 07, 2022

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography and comes from the European University Institute (EUI), San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. He is researching how climate change affects societies and individuals. Ever since the pandemic began to take hold, he has loved to go for a run.  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.