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June 04, 2020 | Press Release

How Many People Actually Have Covid-19?

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The demographic scaling model developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research makes it possible to estimate the actual number of Covid-19-infections in different countries with just a minimum of data. more

June 04, 2020 | Press Release

Health Behavior during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Online Survey Provides Rapid Insights

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Compared to other European countries and the USA, Germans adopted social distancing even before it was encouraged by the authorities. In all eight countries surveyed, women adopted preventive behaviors more than men. more

May 15, 2020 | News | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

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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

May 15, 2020 | Press Release

Finnish Women Have Fewer Children and Have Them Later in Life

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In most Nordic countries the number of children per woman has been falling for several years. This trend is particularly strong in Finland. Julia Hellstrand and Mikko Myrskylä investigated what is causing this change there. more

May 01, 2020 | Press Release

More Similar than Expected: Men and Women Adjust their Health Behavior after Shock Events

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Men go to the doctor less often than women. However, after experiencing a stay in hospital, the behavior of men and women becomes more similar. For the first time, MPIDR researchers have identified this pattern by evaluating more than 65,000 data records from Danish health registries. more

April 29, 2020 | News | Science videos

Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez explain their research

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Short and sweet: that's how the MPIDR researchers Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez present the topics they have been investigating for years in two videos.

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April 28, 2020 | News | Apply for Research Fellowship

Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships

We invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. more

April 23, 2020 | Press Release

The gender cliff: Why women in a partnership seldom earn more than men

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In many European countries, most women earn no more than half of the household income. This seems to indicate that the belief that the man should bring home the lion’s share of the family income still prevails. However, a new study by research scientist Andre Grow shows that there may be other reasons why a man generally earns more than his partner. more

April 14, 2020 | Press Release

Demographic Research about the Corona Pandemic: This is what scientists at MPIDR are investigating

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In short statements, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) explain the issues they are currently investigating in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic. more

April 13, 2020 | News | Online Petition by MPIDR-researchers

More Covid-19 tests in Latin America

Three MPIDR-researchers Enrique Acosta, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Marília R. Nepomuceno started an online petition to increase the coverage of Covid-19 testing in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this interview, they explain why that is important. 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.