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July 27, 2021 | Press Release

Migration of Scientists: Who Moves to Germany? Who Leaves Germany?

A team including MPIDR researcher Xinyi Zhao analyzed migration flows of scientists moving to and from Germany using bibliometric data from over eight million publications from the online publication database Scopus. The strongest connections are found with the US, the UK, and Switzerland. In areas like Engineering and Physics, female scientists moving to Germany may help moderate extreme levels of gender disparities among scientists. more

July 26, 2021 | News | IC2S2 2021

MPIDR at the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science 2021

Several MPIDR researchers present their work at the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science, which takes place in a virtual manner from July 27-31, 2021. more

July 21, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health

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Coming from the University of Southern Denmark, Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to explore how a population relate to its individuals in statistics. He likes Rostock for its perfect size and its having one of everything from a harbor to a zoo. more

July 15, 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

July 13, 2021 | Press Release

The Higher Developed a Country, the Weaker the Contraceptive Effect of Breastfeeding Images Studio

What determines how long it takes to resume fecundity after a childbirth for women who breastfeed? Former MPIDR researchers assessed survey data to answer this question in 84 low- and middle-income countries. They found that the contraceptive effect of breastfeeding has sharply decreased in these countries over the past 40 years. more

July 12, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Sascha Jänicke-Osterholz is the new Head of Administration


Sascha Jänicke-Osterholz is the new Head of Administration. Before joining the MPIDR, he worked at the Hochschule Wismar, was Financial Officer and Third-Party Funding Manager at the Carl von Ossietzky University , as well as Head of Administration for a Public Vocational School in Oldenburg. In his free time he likes to ride his racing bike and to take care of his new allotment garden. more

July 09, 2021 | News | Welcome at MPIDR

Emma Zai is a new Researcher at the Research Group: Labor Demography

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Coming from the Ohio State University where she obtained her PhD in Consumer Sciences, Emma Zai is a new Researcher at the Research Group: Labor Demography. She wants to explore how government interventions affect individual wellbeing and how individuals respond to public policy. In her free time, she likes to do yoga and play different ball sports like table tennis and badminton. more

June 29, 2021 | Defo News

Late births increase faster among women than men

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" how life expectancy has developed since the late Middle Ages and how many women are still having children beyond age 40. more

June 16, 2021 | Press Release

Fertility in African Countries: Remarried Women Have Less Children

Remarried women in most of the 34 analyzed sub-Saharan African countries have less children at the end of their reproductive age compared to women in intact first unions. This is what MPIDR researcher Ben Malinga John and his colleague found in their recently published paper. more

May 31, 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

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.