Swedish Pensions | September 21, 2022

Large Gap in Lifetime Pension due to Lifespan Inequality

The better educated and richer you are the longer you live. The longer you live, the more pension income you receive over your lifetime. For the first time, Jiaxin Shi, a PhD Student at the MPIDR calculated the total differences in lifetime pensions related to education and earnings in Sweden.  More



MPIDR ThinkPop Workshop Series

From the Social to the Biological: A Workshop on the Theory and Practicalities of Researching how our Social Circumstances Get Under the Skin

The workshop, led by experts from France and Scotland, will give an overview of the opportunities afforded by social-to-biological research, especially with large, quantitative datasets, in the context of the theoretical and practical considerations involved.  More

All Events

Introduction to our research groups

Statistical Demography

Fertility | September 14, 2022

How Does Delayed Parenthood Impact Gender Inequality in Education and on the Labor Market?

A team led by MPIDR Researcher Jessica Nisén discovered that delayed parenthood exacerbates the educational advantage of women compared to men and attenuates the income advantage of men. The researchers based their analysis on a novel method and high-quality Finnish register data.  More

Selected Publications

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)

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)

More Publications

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Student Assistants

Questions and Answers

Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

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

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock


What is Demography?

Welcome to the MPIDR | September 07, 2022

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography and comes from the European University Institute (EUI), San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. He is researching how climate change affects societies and individuals. Ever since the pandemic began to take hold, he has loved to go for a run.  More

New Issue 2/2022 available | July 04, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Media Coverage | August 29, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

Welcome to the MPIDR | August 30, 2022

Nicole Hiekel Leads the new Research Group Gender Inequalities and Fertility

The MPIDR launched a new Max Planck Research Group, “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”, led by MPIDR Researcher Nicole Hiekel. She was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne before doing research at the German Youth Institute in Munich. What she likes about Rostock is that there is usually a fresh breeze blowing around her nose.  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.