Interview | November 16, 2021

Sustainable Research at MPIDR

One and a half years ago, Sophie Lohmann founded a group that promotes sustainable science at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The main focus is on reducing CO2 emissions. In an interview, the researcher tells us why this is important and how their goals will be achieved.  More



Invited Seminar Talk

Educational Field and Fertility Decline in Finland in 2010-2019

Julia Hellstrand from the University of Helsinki explains in her talk how she used Finnish register data to calculate total fertility rates in 2010-2019 for some 153 fields of education.  More

All Events

Media Coverage | October 28, 2021

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

Introduction to our research groups

Population Health

Welcome to the MPIDR | November 24, 2021

Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student at the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data

Coming from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student in the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data. She wants to investigate the geographical and temporal pattern of mortality at a subnational level, in particular for Italy.  More

Selected Publications

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)

Mehta, N. K.; Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.:

US life expectancy stalls due to cardiovascular disease, not drug deaths   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117:13, 6998–7000. (2020)

More Publications

New Issue 3/2021 available | September 29, 2021

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

New Publication | November 11, 2021

Number of Migrants Underestimated in the UK

Studying Facebook data has helped reveal the number of European migrants in the UK has been underestimated by as much as 25 percent according to new research published in the journal Demography.  More


What is Demography?

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

COVID-19 Blog | November 10, 2021

Blog Update: Which Factors Explain Regional Differences in Mortality in Italy?

MPIDR Researcher Ugofilippo Basellini and a colleague investigated demographic and socio-economic factors contributing to the diverse regional impact of the virus during the first wave of the pandemic.  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.