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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

September 24, 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 20, 2021 | News | Research Funding

3.8 Million Euros for FLUX

University of Turku/Linda Tammisto

The research project Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX), led by Marika Jalovaara and Mikko Myrskylä, was granted 3.8 million euros by the Strategic Research Council in Finland. more

September 17, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Asli Ebru Sanlituerk is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography


Coming from Bocconi University in Milan, Asli Ebru Sanlituerk is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is researching how digital trace data can be used to better analyze mobility and migration. She is also a big volleyball fan. more

September 14, 2021 | News | Rostock´s Eleven

Sophie Lohmann to Represent MPIDR in Rostock Research Competition


What is the best path to success? MPIDR Researcher Sophie Lohmann has spearheaded an experiment with language learners that radically changes the way we look at successfully learning a language. She will present her results at the "Rostock's Eleven" research competition on September 15, 2021. more

September 13, 2021 | Press Release

Simultaneous Care Time Demands are Higher for Parents in the Global South Tan

It is a particular challenge for individuals to take care of their frail parents and their own young children at the same time in life. This phenomenon is and will continue to be more common in countries of the Global South than in the Global North. That is what a new study by MPIDR Researcher Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and colleagues finds after analyzing demographic microsimulations using United Nations data. more

September 07, 2021 | News | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

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

September 06, 2021 | News | Conference

Life Course Analysis

The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field. more

September 03, 2021 | Press Release

Life Expectancy: Steady Increase Since 1750

Scholars in the Holy Roman Empire could expect to live for about 60 years as early as at the close of the Middle Ages. But their life expectancy did not climb any further right into the 18th century. Just the contrary, the Thirty Years' War brought a severe mortality crisis. 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.