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October 15, 2021 | News | Digital Celebration

25th Anniversary MPIDR


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through MPIDR’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research. more

October 08, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-student in the Laboratory of Population Health


Coming from the University of Bielefeld, where he obtained his Master in Sociology, Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-student in the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to find out how certain dynamics and structures within families affect the physical and mental health of both children and parents. In his free time he plays the guitar and likes to go to concerts. more

October 06, 2021 | News | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2021)

The recent availability of massive amounts of digital data have revolutionized research on migration and mobility. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss the use of innovative digital data sources, new methodologies and empirical findings.  more

October 05, 2021 | Press Release

Women in Europe Are Less Likely to Have a Mammogram After They Retire

Retirement reduces secondary preventive care use among European women. MPIDR-Researcher Peter Eibich and a colleague suggest that access to healthcare may play a role in explaining their finding. more

October 04, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Amber Chin is Guest Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography


Amber Chin is a Fulbright research grantee at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is researching how to map the physical spread of users in digital networks, like Twitter or Facebook. To stay in contact with friends in different cities she likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. more

October 04, 2021 | News | COVID-19 Blog

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for more than a year 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. more

September 30, 2021 | Press Release

COVID-19: Period Life Expectancy Drops Significantly due to Pandemic

MPIDR-Researcher Jonas Schöley and an international team of demographers calculated that period life expectancy in European countries and the United States dropped by several months or even years in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Men in the U.S. lost the most, an average of 2.2 years. In Germany, by contrast, period life expectancy for both men and women has fallen by only a few months. more

September 29, 2021 | Defo News

How Environmental Changes Influence Migration

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" to what extent climate changes influence global migration flows and what a publication database reveals about Germany’s attractiveness as a research location. more

September 28, 2021 | News | Award

Jisu Kim Won Prize for Best Talk

With courtesy of Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim was awarded the first prize for her flash talk presentation at the conference “New data for the new challenges of population and society” that was organized by the Department of Statistical Science at the University of Padova. more

September 27, 2021 | News | Interview

A New Approach to Forecast Fertility


Daniel Ciganda, Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being at the MPIDR proposes a new way to model fertility. In this interview, he explains the differences of existing approaches and gives a short introduction into the history of modeling fertility. 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.