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December 22, 2022 | News | Season’s Greetings

Begin 2023 with new Courage and Energy

We wish all our employees, alumni, and friends of the Institute and Demography overall, a very happy holiday season and a good start into the new year. more

December 19, 2022 | Defo News

What personal networks do refugees have?

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ to what extent a fair division of labor influences a couple’s relationship satisfaction and whether people age more healthily in the city or in the countryside. more

December 15, 2022 | Press Release

USA: Less Educated Spend Less Time in Retirement

MPIDR PhD Student Jiaxin Shi and his co-authors modeled later-life work dynamics in the US using longitudinal survey data to show how much the timespan spent in retirement differs between educational groups. more

December 09, 2022 | News | Prize for Excellent Paper

Ben Malinga John is Granted the Jan M. Hoem Paper Award


The paper which examines differences in fertility levels between remarried women and women in intact unions in Sub-Saharan Africa by Ben Malinga John and a colleague was granted the award in the name of former MPIDR Director Jan M. Hoem. more

November 22, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Julia Kühne is the New Secretary for the Joint Research Lab of Demographic Data


Julia Kühne worked for many years in children's and adult education. Since October, she has been the secretary responsible for the MPIDR’s joint research area Demographic Data. She is particularly looking forward to work in an international and academic environment. more

November 21, 2022 | News | Relaunch

The Human Fertility Database Renewed its Website

A newly designed website for the Human Fertility Database (HFD) has been launched in early November. Along with the launch, the HFD now provides ist data under a CC-BY 4.0 license. more

November 18, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Egor Kotov is a new PhD Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography


Egor Kotov comes from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where he analyzed intra-urban commuting and ist connections with urban spatial development and land use. While staying with us for the next three years, he will focus on studying the implications of human mobility for disease dynamics and inequality. more

November 17, 2022 | Press Release

USA: Being Obese in Early Adulthood Increases the Chance of Remaining Childless at 40 and beyond

A team of researchers used longitudinal survey data from the late 1950s US birth cohort to show how sex and ethnicity relate to how weight (BMI) during early adulthood predicts later childlessness. The study was recently published in the journal “Population Studies”. more

November 16, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Katherine Del Salto Calderon is a new PhD Student at the Laboratory of Fertility and Wellbeing

Katherine Priscila Del Salto Calderon

Katherine is Ecuadorian, comes from Linköping University in Sweden and has a background in health policy. She works with us for the next three years and will focus on reproductive health access and behavior, with a special interest in alternative data sources in middle-income countries. more

November 10, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Marcus Ebeling is a new Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Population Health


Marcus Ebeling has conducted research at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm on the demographic consequences of disease prevention on individuals, health care, and society. He will continue this work at the MPIDR. For him and his family, it is a return to Rostock and to the Institute; they are happy to be closer to family and friends again. more


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