Interview | May 23, 2022

How to Use Bibliometric Data for Demographic Research

Bibliometric data, information extracted from scientific publications, can be considered as a source of digital trace data. In this interview, MPIDR Researcher Aliakbar Akbaritabar explains how re-purposing bibliometric data allows answering social science and demographic questions.  More

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Single Mothers’ Trajectories of Antidepressant Medication Purchases

Mine Kühn from the Laboratory of Population Health at MPIDR gives an Online Seminar Talk.  More

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Kinship | May 16, 2022

Demographic Analysis Reveals the Long Shadow of Genocide in Guatemala

What are the long-term consequences of genocide for survivors? A new study by MPIDR researcher Diego Alburez-Gutierrez documents the mortality toll from the Maya Achi genocide in Guatemala and the role that it may play for historical memory.  More

Selected Publications

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)

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)

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Interview | May 13, 2022

How to Calculate Excess Mortality to Better Estimate the Impact of the Pandemic

Excess mortality is an often-used measure to estimate the mortality burden due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Marília Nepomuceno, Dmitri Jdanov and colleagues looked at factors that affect this measure. In this interview they explain why excess mortality rates vary substantially when changing data and methods and recommend ways to better calculate excess mortality.  More

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New Issue 1/2022 available | March 29, 2022

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At the moment, 22 students are working on their theses at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Their doctoral degrees will be awarded by a partner university. Their research topics are broad and cover many areas of demography – from migration to fertility to health.  More

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COVID-19 Blog | May 13, 2022

Blog Update: How to Calculate Excess Mortality to Better Estimate the Impact of the Pandemic

Marília Nepomuceno, Dmitri Jdanov and colleagues looked at factors that affect excess mortality. They explain why excess mortality rates vary substantially when changing data and methods and recommend ways to better calculate it.  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.