Welcome to the MPIDR | July 21, 2021

Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health

Coming from the University of Southern Denmark, Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to explore how a population relate to its individuals in statistics. He likes Rostock for its perfect size and its having one of everything from a harbor to a zoo.  More





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Rostock´s Eleven

Rostock as a center of science and research gives young scientists the chance to present their work at the science slam Rostock's Eleven. Eleven candidates from different research institutions in Rostock face a jury of eleven science journalists. The best presentation is rewarded with 365 euros.  More

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New Issue 2/2021 available | June 29, 2021

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Lifespan Inequalities

COVID-19 Blog | July 15, 2021

Blog Update: Did Mothers Have the Greatest Mental Health Declines During the Pandemic?

A study, not yet peer-reviewed, by Mine Kühn and a colleague investigates mental health inequalities by family type and gender during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. They found that two-parent families emerge as a vulnerable group, as they experienced the largest increases in levels of stress and exhaustion.  More

Selected Publications

Basellini, U.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Del Fava, E.; Perrotta, D.; Bonetti, M.; Camarda, C. G.; Zagheni, E.:

Linking excess mortality to mobility data during the first wave of COVID-19 in England and Wales   SSM-Population Health 14, 1–18. (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)

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Media Coverage | May 15, 2020

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Fertility | July 13, 2021

The Higher Developed a Country, the Weaker the Contraceptive Effect of Breastfeeding

What determines how long it takes to resume fecundity after a childbirth for women who breastfeed? Former MPIDR researchers assessed survey data to answer this question in 84 low- and middle-income countries. They found that the contraceptive effect of breastfeeding has sharply decreased in these countries over the past 40 years.  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.