Timetable | June 28, 2022

MPIDR at the European Population Conference 2022

Many researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Groningen from 29 June - 2 July. The Institute also has an on-site exhibition booth and a virtual presence: demogr.mpg.de/go/epc2022  More



Rostock Demographic Seminar Series

Surprising Results in Demography - A Double Feature

Roland Rau, Professor of Demography at the University of Rostock asks in his talk if positive stress can kill you and talks about the momentum of pseudo-stable populations in contrast to stable populations.  More

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Call for Abstracts | June 09, 2022

EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research

Introduction to our research groups

Population Health

COVID-19 | June 24, 2022

Tens of Millions Left Bereaved Because of the Pandemic

The pandemic killed millions of people worldwide. The number of bereaved is even higher. Young people more often lost grandparents, and older people were more likely to mourn the loss of siblings. These are the results of a simulation-based study published in PNAS by an international team including MPIDR Researchers and a visiting student from the University of California, Berkeley.  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)

Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Kolk, M.; Zagheni, E.:

Women's experience of child death: a global demographic perspective   Demography 58:5, 1715–1735. (2021)

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Migration in Europe | June 22, 2022

LinkedIn Data Shed Light on the Openness to Migrate Internationally for a Job

In their recent study MPIDR Researcher Daniela Perrotta and co-authors show how a novel LinkedIn dataset can be used to characterize international migration aspirations in Europe. They find that in absolute terms, countries in Northern and Western Europe are the most attractive ones for potential migrants. But in terms of relative attractiveness - quantified by means of a gravity-type model - Southern Europe appears to be more attractive.  More

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What is Demography?

Migration of German Scientists | June 13, 2022

Men Are More Likely to Return to Germany

Last summer, MPIDR Researcher Xinyi Zhao and colleagues published a study analyzing migration flows of scientists moving to and from Germany, using bibliometric data from over eight million scholarly publications from the online publication database Scopus. Their most recent paper, a follow-up study, appeared in the journal Scientometrics and shows that male researchers who had left Germany return to Germany at a higher rate than female researchers of the same academic cohorts and disciplines.  More

New Issue 1/2022 available | March 29, 2022

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Media Coverage | June 22, 2022

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

COVID-19 Blog | May 13, 2022

Blog Update: How to Calculate Excess Mortality to Better Estimate the Impact of the Pandemic

Marília Nepomuceno, Dmitri Jdanov and colleagues looked at factors that affect excess mortality. They explain why excess mortality rates vary substantially when changing data and methods and recommend ways to better calculate it.  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.