Research Funding | January 31, 2023

ERC Grant for Joshua Wilde

Joshua Wilde receives a 1.94 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Natural Sex Ratios at Birth and Missing Women: New Evidence and Implications”.   More



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Origin and Destination Attachment: Study of Cultural Integration on Twitter

Jisu Kim from the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography talks about cultural integration on Twitter.  More

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Call for Papers | January 17, 2023

Ageing and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction to our research groups

Gender Inequalities and Fertility

Research Grant | January 27, 2023

MPIDR is Part of the Research Consortium of the Horizon Europe Project PREMIUM_EU

An international consortium including the MPIDR has obtained a large Horizon Europe Framework project, with the title: Policy REcommendations to Maximise the beneficial Impact of Unexplored Mobilities in and beyond the European Union: PREMIUM_EU. Maciej Danko and Emilio Zagheni from the MPIDR will coordinate the New Mobility Data work package.  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)

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

Sub-Saharan Africa | January 23, 2023

Most Women Re-marry Quickly after Divorce or Widowhood, Even Though Re-Marriage Rates are Declining

Two researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany analyzed union dissolution in 34 sub-Saharan African countries over the past four decades by applying indirect demographic techniques in a novel way to overcome the lack of data.  More

Working at MPIDR

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What is Demography?

New Issue 4/2022 available | December 19, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Media Coverage | November 30, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

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.