Fertility and Migration | January 20, 2022

The Relationship between Migration and Family Formation Depends on Class and Gender

Migrants from Latin American and Caribbean countries do not show one unique pattern of family formation – they depend on class and gender. Migration does not influence family formation of socially and economically privileged persons but it does influence those of disadvantaged individuals.  More



Suessmilch Lecture

The Evolution of the Earnings Gap Within Couples Over Time

As part of the Suessmilch Lecture series, Martina Dieckhoff from the University of Rostock will give a talk about earnings gap within couples.  More

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New Issue 4/2021 available | December 15, 2021

The Quarterly German Newsletter

Introduction to our research groups

Digital and Computational Demography

COVID-19 Blog | January 13, 2022

Blog Update: Pandemic Babies? The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Fertility and Family Dynamics

MPIDR Researcher Natalie Nitsche and colleagues organized a conference in December 2021 and brought together more than 100 international researchers to present and discuss recent research on the impact and consequences of the pandemic for family and fertility.  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)

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)

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Media Coverage | October 28, 2021

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

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Life & Research in Rostock

New Publication | January 12, 2022

Low Birth Weight Among IVF Children Not Linked to Infertility Treatments

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction are more likely to be born premature and are at greater risk of being born small than naturally conceived babies. However, according to new research by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies, the University of Utah and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), the differences in birth weight and prematurity are not due to the treatments themselves, but due to differences in family and health circumstances of the parents.  More


What is Demography?

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

Congratulations | January 10, 2022

Joshua Wilde Appointed Editor of Population and Development Review

The Population Council announced Raya Muttarak, Professor of Demography at the University of Bologna and Joshua Wilde, Research Scientist in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being at the MPIDR as new Editors of Population and Development Review (PDR).  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.