New Framework

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



Online Invited Seminar Talk

Residential decisions of high-skilled migrants: Barcelona’s case

Gonzalo Garcia from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona talks about his research on spatial reconfiguration of social groups caused by migration.  More

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Covid-19 experts at MPIDR

New Issue 4/2020 available

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Introduction to our research groups

Fertility and Well-Being


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

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)

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Glossary of Demographic Terms

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New Monograph on Supercentenarians

Research on the Frontier of Survival

More than 20 years of research about the oldest-old is compiled in the recently published monograph “Exceptional Lifespans”. In this interview the three editors discuss longevity records, the limits of aging, and the hurdles of data collection.  More


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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

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.