Covid-19 Deaths Worldwide | February 18, 2021

Taken Together, People Under 75 Account for Most of the Years of Life Lost

To properly assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality, it is not enough to only count the number of dead. That's why an international team of researchers evaluated more than 1.2 million deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 81 countries to learn how old the people who died from COVID-19 were, and how much their lives were shortened compared to the average life expectancy.  More



Online Invited Seminar Talk

Inoculating Against an Infodemic: COVID-19 News, Social Media, and Misinformation

Anatoliy Gruzd from the Ryerson University in Canada discusses how he and his colleagues are forming an international effort to help stem the rise and counter COVID-19 misinformation.  More

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COVID-19 Blog | February 05, 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

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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Media Coverage | May 15, 2020

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Life & Research in Rostock

Women in Science Day | February 11, 2021

Women in Demography

The United Nations is raising awareness of the critical role women and girls play in science and technology with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. At the MPIDR, we believe in the power of diverse talents and are celebrating this day by showing what research questions drive our female researchers the most.  More


What is Demography?

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

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Germany | February 09, 2021

Does a Lack of a Family Network Put a Strain on Mental Health?

What role do family networks play in the mental health of people over 60 living as a couple in Germany? MPIDR researcher Peter Eibich and a colleague recently investigated this question.  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.