Welcome to the MPIDR | January 25, 2021

Aliakbar Akbaritabar is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

What networks do scientists form to carry out their scientific work? That's what Ali Akbaritabar, a new researcher at the MPIDR, wants to find out. What he likes best about Rostock is its proximity to the sea – reminding him fondly of Brest, the French coastal city where he opted for a career driven by science.  More



Online Invited Seminar Talk

Machine-Assisted Human Decision Making

Nina Grgić-Hlača from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods discusses how machine learning based decision aids influence human decisions.  More

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Media Coverage | May 15, 2020

Covid-19 experts at MPIDR

New Issue 4/2020 available

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Introduction to our research groups

Statistical Demography

New Framework | January 13, 2021

Migration Estimation Over Varying Time Scales

Estimating migration over varying time scales is now possible with a new framework that Emilio Zagheni and colleagues introduce in their recent paper in “Demography.”  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)

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)

More Publications

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

Covid-19-Pandemic | April 14, 2020

Research Related to Covid-19 at MPIDR

In short statements, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) explain the issues they are currently investigating in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic. +++Latest update: December, 8+++  More


What is Demography?

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Grant | January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Database Receives Funding from Volkswagen Foundation

Researchers at the data lab developed the STMF database – providing internationally comparable Covid-19 mortality data. To continue this timely work they have now received funding from the German Volkswagen Foundation.  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.