Prize for Excellent Paper | December 09, 2022

Ben Malinga John is Granted the Jan M. Hoem Paper Award

The paper which examines differences in fertility levels between remarried women and women in intact unions in Sub-Saharan Africa by Ben Malinga John and a colleague was granted the award in the name of former MPIDR Director Jan M. Hoem.  More





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PHDS Annual Academy

Once a year, the Annual Academy brings together IMPRS-PHDS students and their supervisors. During the Academy the participants are involved in various program components, have a lot of opportunities for networking and collegial exchange.     More

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Population Health

Relaunch | November 21, 2022

The Human Fertility Database Renewed its Website

A newly designed website for the Human Fertility Database (HFD) has been launched in early November. Along with the launch, the HFD now provides its data under a CC-BY 4.0 license.  More

Selected Publications

Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Mason, C.; Zagheni, E.:

The “Sandwich Generation” revisited: global demographic drivers of care time demands   Population and Development Review 47:4, 997–1023. (2021)

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)

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Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

USA | November 17, 2022

Being Obese in Early Adulthood Increases the Chance of Remaining Childless at 40 and beyond

A team of researchers used longitudinal survey data from the late 1950s US birth cohort to show how sex and ethnicity relate to how weight (BMI) during early adulthood predicts later childlessness. The study was recently published in the journal “Population Studies”.  More

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Life & Research in Rostock

Media Coverage | November 30, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR


What is Demography?

New Issue 3/2022 available | September 27, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

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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

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.