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



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Laboratory of Population Health

Ricarda Duerst from the Laboratory of Population Health gives a talk.  More

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Call for Papers | January 17, 2023

Ageing and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction to our research groups

Labor Demography

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

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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Questions and Answers

Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

Migration of Academics | January 19, 2023

Economic Development Does Not Necessarily Lead to Brain Drain

A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the MPIDR produced a database that contains the number of academics per country, and the migration flows and rates from 1996 to 2021. They also analyzed the relationship between emigration and economic development per country. Their findings indicate that the patterns for the migration of academics may be widely different from the population-level ones, not necessarily leading to brain drain.  More

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

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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.