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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. At the MPIDR, researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, digital demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. The Institute is headed by its directors Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni.

The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.


October 22, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, more

November 4, 2019

PHDS Annual Academy

H. Maier, more

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September 17, 2019

W2 Research Faculty Position (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography

The MPIDR is recruiting a highly qualified Research Faculty (W2 level, equivalent to Associate Professor in the German academic system) to join the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography. more

August 15, 2019

Postdocs Digital and Computational Demography

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography is recruiting highly qualified Post-Docs/Research Scientists, at various levels of seniority. more

August 15, 2019

PhD student positions

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for PhD student positions. more

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September 18, 2019 | New Publication

Tracing relocations from Puerto Rico with Facebook data

It is impossible to provide timely estimates of migration flows after natural disasters by only using traditional data. Facebook offers new opportunities as a complementary source of information. more

September 4, 2019 | Research funding

ERC Grant for Pavel Grigoriev

Pavel Grigoriev receives a 1.42 million Euro grant from the European Research Council to conduct the project “Regional disparities in cause-specific mortality in Europe: the role of local context and national health policies” (REDIM). more

August 29, 2019 | Sabbatical Award

How does a death in the family affect the life course?

Does experiencing a death in the family influence young people’s behaviors, perceptions and well-being in a way that contributes to social inequality? Emily Smith-Greenaway wants to answer this question. She is funded by a Max Planck Sabbatical Award. more

July 24, 2019 | Publication

The 1.5 million gap

The 2011 census has left a long gap in Germany’s population figures. Between this and the preceding censuses a large number of errors must have crept into the statistics. How can plausible population figures still be derived even in the inter-censal period? more


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