Prize for Excellent Paper | December 06, 2021

Ugofilippo Basellini is Granted the Jan M. Hoem Paper Award

A paper which estimates the impact of mobility restrictions on excess deaths in England and Wales during the first wave of Covid-19 by Ugofilippo Basellini and colleagues was granted the award in the name of former MPIDR Director Jan M. Hoem.  More






Pandemic Babies? The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Fertility and Family Dynamics

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting childbearing and family processes around the globe. This conference aims at bringing together scholars who examine fertility and family change in times of the pandemic.  More

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Labor Demography

IPC 2021 | December 02, 2021

MPIDR at the IUSSP´s International Population Conference 2021

Several researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) present their work at the IUSSP's International Population Conference, which takes place in a virtual manner from December 5 to 10.  More

Selected Publications

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

Behaviours and attitudes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from a cross-national Facebook survey   EPJ Data Science 10:17, 1–13. (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

New Issue 3/2021 available | September 29, 2021

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

USA | December 01, 2021

Older Siblings Influence Younger Sisters’ STEM Preference

MPIDR Researcher Natalie Nitsche and colleagues show in their recent study that the composition of a sibling group likely influences the decision of younger sisters to pursue a STEM major in college, but not for that of younger brothers.  More


What is Demography?

Media Coverage | October 28, 2021

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

COVID-19 Blog | November 10, 2021

Blog Update: Which Factors Explain Regional Differences in Mortality in Italy?

MPIDR Researcher Ugofilippo Basellini and a colleague investigated demographic and socio-economic factors contributing to the diverse regional impact of the virus during the first wave of the pandemic.  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.