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December 02, 2021 | News | IPC 2021

MPIDR at the IUSSP´s International Population Conference 2021

Several MPIDR researchers present their work at the IUSSP's International Population Conference, which takes place in a virtual manner from December 5 to 10, 2021. more

December 01, 2021 | Press Release

Older Siblings Influence Younger Sisters’ STEM Preference

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MPIDR Researcher Natalie Nitsche and colleagues show in their recent study that the composition of a sibling group likely influences the decision of younger sisters to pursue a STEM major in college, but not for that of younger brothers. more

November 30, 2021 | News | Congratulations

Marie Böhnstedt Obtained Her Doctorate

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Marie Böhnstedt from the Joint Research Laboratory of Statistical Demography successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Statistical Methods for Frailty Models: Studies on Old-Age Mortality and Recurrent Events” at Leiden University Medical Center. more

November 24, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student at the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data

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Coming from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student in the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data. She wants to investigate the geographical and temporal pattern of mortality at a subnational level, in particular for Italy. more

November 18, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Athina Anastasiadou is a new PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

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Coming from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Athina Anastasiadou is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She wants to find out why women and children decide to migrate. more

November 16, 2021 | News | Interview

Sustainable Research at MPIDR

Jan Waßmuth

One and a half years ago, Sophie Lohmann founded a group that promotes sustainable science at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The main focus is on reducing CO2 emissions. In an interview, the researcher tells us why this is important and how their goals will be achieved. more

November 11, 2021 | News | New Publication

Number of Migrants Underestimated in the UK

Francesco Rampazzo

Studying Facebook data has helped reveal the number of European migrants in the UK has been underestimated by as much as 25 percent according to new research published in the journal Demography. more

November 10, 2021 | News | Interview

Do Migrants Over 50 Use Social Media to Maintain Friendships?

Sofia Gil-Clavel

Sofia Gil-Clavel, PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) compared survey data and Facebook data to study the association between over-50-years-old’s characteristics and the likelihood of having close friends offline and online. more

November 10, 2021 | News | COVID-19 Blog

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

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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

November 09, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Lisa Körber New Member of the Laboratory of Demographic Data

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Lisa Körber is a new research assistant in the Laboratory of Demographic Data. She will work on the project “Strengthening a reliable evidence base for monitoring the COVID-19 and other disasters” for the next one and a half years and also help with work on the Institute’s databases. Lisa studied Demography in Rostock, so she already has many favorite places in the city. 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.