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June 22, 2022 | Press Release

LinkedIn Data Shed Light on the Openness to Migrate Internationally for a Job

In their recent study MPIDR Researcher Daniela Perrotta and co-authors show how a novel LinkedIn dataset can be used to characterize international migration aspirations in Europe. They find that in absolute terms, countries in Northern and Western Europe are the most attractive ones for potential migrants. But in terms of relative attractiveness - quantified by means of a gravity-type model - Southern Europe appears to be more attractive. more

June 13, 2022 | Press Release

Migration of German Scientists: Men Are More Likely to Return to Germany

Last summer, MPIDR Researcher Xinyi Zhao and colleagues published a study analyzing migration flows of scientists moving to and from Germany, using bibliometric data from over eight million scholarly publications from the online publication database Scopus. Their most recent paper, a follow-up study, appeared in the journal Scientometrics and shows that male researchers who had left Germany return to Germany at a higher rate than female researchers of the same academic cohorts and disciplines. more

June 09, 2022 | News | Call for Abstracts

Meeting of the EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research

On December 15-16, 2022, the EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research will meet at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. more

June 03, 2022 | News | Europe and the U.S.

Volunteering Increases After Retirement

MPIDR Researchers Peter Eibich and Angelo Lorenti and a colleague studied the causal effect of retirement on voluntary work in Europe and the U.S. They found an increase in volunteering rates in all countries analyzed. Their paper was recently published in the journal Labour Economics. more

June 02, 2022 | News | Rostock´s Eleven

Maria Gültzow to Represent MPIDR in Rostock Research Competition


Depression is a major cause of work disability worldwide. According to current research, the baby boomer generation is particularly affected compared to older generations. To find the reasons, doctoral student Maria Gültzow is investigating how differences in lifestyle between generations influence the risk of developing depression. She presents her results at the "Rostock's Eleven" research competition on June 2. more

June 01, 2022 | News | Max Planck Partner Group

Daniel Ciganda leads Group on “Simulation of Sociodemographic Systems” in Uruguay


In June, former MPIDR Researcher Daniel Ciganda starts to lead a Max Planck Partner Group in Montevideo, Uruguay hosted by the Statistics Institute of the University of the Republic (UDELAR). He wants to develop a framework to improve fertility forcasting in low- and middle-income countries. more

June 01, 2022 | News | Research Visit

Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is organizing and hosting the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program, a 3-month research visit (from June 1 – August 30, 2022) for a diverse group of PhD and master students. more

May 31, 2022 | News | 6th Human Mortality Database Symposium

Old and New Challenges to Longevity Prospects

The Human Mortality Database (HMD) Project team invites contributions to the 6th HMD Symposium in Paris from June, 16 to June 17. more

May 30, 2022 | Press Release

Why is Cardiovascular Mortality Stagnating in the USA?

Cardiovascular-related mortality has been stalling in the USA since about 2010. This is exceptional compared to other high life expectancy countries as it appeared earlier and has been more pronounced. A reason for this development is that mortality for some kinds of cardiovascular diseases has stalled, others even increased. This is what a team including MPIDR Researchers found and published in their recent study, part of a Issue Supplement in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B. more

May 30, 2022 | News | Interview

Why is Health in the US Continuing to Lag Behind?

Health and mortality in the United States ranks poorly by international standards. In 2010, life expectancy at birth in the United States was a full year lower than the average of 27 European Union countries; in the subsequent decade the shortfall doubled; and the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened the gap. A new Special Issue published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B analyses the reasons for the US poor performance. more


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