News & Press Releases
July 04, 2022 | Defo News
Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ why the demographic dividend in sub-Saharan Africa has not materialized and how the formal education of couples affects family size affects. more
June 28, 2022 | News | Timetable
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. more
June 24, 2022 | Press Release
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.
June 22, 2022 | Press Release
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.
June 22, 2022 | News | Media Coverage
Collecting and evaluating data correctly is of great importance, especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. As social scientists and data researchers, our demographers are currently in great demand. A selection of their media coverage. more
June 13, 2022 | Press Release
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.
June 09, 2022 | News | Call for Abstracts
On December 15-16, 2022, the EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research will meet at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. more
June 03, 2022 | News | Europe and the U.S.
MPIDR Researchers Peter Eibich and Angelo Lorenti and a colleague studied the causal effect of retirement on voluntary work in Europe and the U.S. They found an increase in volunteering rates in all countries analyzed. Their paper was recently published in the journal Labour Economics.
June 02, 2022 | News | Rostock´s Eleven
Depression is a major cause of work disability worldwide. According to current research, the baby boomer generation is particularly affected compared to older generations. To find the reasons, doctoral student Maria Gültzow is investigating how differences in lifestyle between generations influence the risk of developing depression. She presents her results at the "Rostock's Eleven" research competition on June 2. more
June 01, 2022 | News | Research Visit
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is organizing and hosting the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program, a 3-month research visit (from June 1 – August 30, 2022) for a diverse group of PhD and master students. more