Relaunch | November 21, 2022

The Human Fertility Database Renewed its Website

A newly designed website for the Human Fertility Database (HFD) has been launched in early November. Along with the launch, the HFD now provides its data under a CC-BY 4.0 license.  More



Hybrid Format

Understanding the Global Transition to Low Fertility

Vegard Skirbekk from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health offers a broad discussion on the evolution of childbearing across different populations in his talk.   More

All Events

Introduction to our research groups

Demographic Data

Welcome to the MPIDR | November 22, 2022

Julia Kühne is the New Secretary for the Joint Research Lab of Demographic Data

Julia Kühne worked for many years in children's and adult education. Since October, she has been the secretary responsible for the MPIDR’s joint research area Demographic Data. She is particularly looking forward to work in an international and academic environment.  More

Selected Publications

Rampazzo, F.; Bijak, J.; Vitali, A.; Weber, I. G.; Zagheni, E.:

A framework for estimating migrant stocks using digital traces and survey data: an application in the United Kingdom   Demography, 1–26. (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)

More Publications

Media Coverage | October 18, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

New Issue 3/2022 available | September 27, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Questions and Answers

Beeing a Researcher at the MPIDR

USA | November 17, 2022

Being Obese in Early Adulthood Increases the Chance of Remaining Childless at 40 and beyond

A team of researchers used longitudinal survey data from the late 1950s US birth cohort to show how sex and ethnicity relate to how weight (BMI) during early adulthood predicts later childlessness. The study was recently published in the journal “Population Studies”.  More

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms


What is Demography?

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.