COVID-19 Blog | October 26, 2021

Blog Update: How Did Physical Distancing Strategies Influence Social Contacts?

MPIDR Researcher Emanuele Del Fava and colleagues investigated changes in social contact patterns following the introduction of interventions for infection transmission in the early phase of the pandemic.  More





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PHDS Thematic Workshop on Life Course Analysis

The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field.  More

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Global South | October 21, 2021

New Study Analyses Interrelations Among Family Characteristics

Andrés Castro, researcher at the MPIDR, and colleagues provide an in-depth description of family configurations in low- and middle-income countries and find correlations that explain trends that have been characterized as paradoxical in previous studies.  More

Selected Publications

Smith-Greenaway, E.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Trinitapoli, J.; Zagheni, E.:

Global burden of maternal bereavement: indicators of the cumulative prevalence of child loss   BMJ Global Health 6:4, e004837–e004837. (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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New Issue 3/2021 available | September 29, 2021

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Media Coverage | September 07, 2021

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

Digital Celebration | October 15, 2021

25th Anniversary MPIDR

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through the Institute’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research.  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.