Fertility in African Countries | June 16, 2021

Remarried Women Have Less Children

Remarried women in most of the 34 analyzed sub-Saharan African countries have less children at the end of their reproductive age compared to women in intact first unions. This is what MPIDR researcher Ben Malinga John and his colleague found in their recently published paper.  More





Online Workshop

Rostock Retreat on Visualizing Uncertainty 2021

The Rostock Retreat is an experimental format for a scholarly exchange designed to encourage communication and collaboration on specific themes in a relaxed atmosphere. The Rostock Retreat 2021 will focus on visualizing uncertainty and will take place online.  More

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Digital and Computational Demography

COVID-19 Blog | June 07, 2021

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for a year 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.  More

Selected Publications

Grow, A.; Perrotta, D.; Del Fava, E.; Cimentada, J.; Rampazzo, F.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Zagheni, E.:

Addressing public health emergencies via Facebook surveys: advantages, challenges, and practical considerations   Journal of Medical Internet Research 22:12, e20653–e20653. (2020)

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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What is Demography?

Media Coverage | May 15, 2020

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

New Issue 1/2021 available | March 29, 2021

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What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

Welcome at MPIDR | May 26, 2021

Rishabh Tyagi is a new PhD-student at the Research Group: Labor Demography

Coming from the National Institute of Medical Statistics in India, with a Master Degree in Biostatistics and Demography, Rishabh Tyagi is a new PhD-student at the Research Group: Labor Demography. He wants to find out how technology induced job loss will affect health and fertility. In his free time he practices yoga and loves watching football matches.  More

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