Digital Celebration | October 15, 2021

25th Anniversary MPIDR

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through MPIDR’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research.  More



Hybrid Seminar Talk

When do Parents Bury a Child? Uncertainty of Offspring Loss Across the Demographic Transition

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez from the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at MPIDR evaluates whether the demographic changes that characterize the demographic transition do indeed make offspring loss more predictable for parents.   More

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COVID-19 Blog | October 04, 2021

Blog Update: Data From the COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey is Part of a Meta-Study

MPIDR Researcher Emanuele Del Fava and colleagues contribute data from the COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey to a meta-study that improves mathematical models of contact patterns for COVID-19.  More

Selected Publications

Basellini, U.; Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Del Fava, E.; Perrotta, D.; Bonetti, M.; Camarda, C. G.; Zagheni, E.:

Linking excess mortality to mobility data during the first wave of COVID-19 in England and Wales   SSM-Population Health 14, 1–18. (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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Preventive Care | October 05, 2021

Women in Europe Are Less Likely to Have a Mammogram After They Retire

Retirement reduces secondary preventive care use among European women. MPIDR-Researcher Peter Eibich and a colleague suggest that access to healthcare may play a role in explaining their finding.  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.