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September 29, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Stefano Arnolfo is a new PhD Student at the Research Group “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”


Stefano Arnolfo comes from the University of Turin in Italy. He is researching how current family trends affect women and men differently. In Rostock, he enjoys the fresh breeze in the mornings that the proximity to the Baltic Sea brings. more

September 27, 2022 | Defo News

Middle Generations Particularly Burdened by Pandemic

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ which generations are the most financially burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic and which end-of-life diseases are among the most common. more

September 21, 2022 | Press Release

Swedish Pensions: Large Gap in Lifetime Pension due to Lifespan Inequality

The better educated and richer you are the longer you live. The longer you live, the more pension income you receive over your lifetime. For the first time, Jiaxin Shi, a PhD Student at the MPIDR calculated the total differences in lifetime pensions related to education and earnings in Sweden. He found the discrepancy between lifetime pensions between men born in 1925 with nine or less years of education and men with university level education was approximately 3 million SEK (about 375,000 USD). Nearly one quarter of this difference was because those with better education lived longer, with differences in income accounting for most of total pension income. more

September 16, 2022 | News | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2022)

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

September 14, 2022 | Press Release

How Does Delayed Parenthood Impact Gender Inequality in Education and on the Labor Market?

A team led by MPIDR Researcher Jessica Nisén discovered that delayed parenthood exacerbates the educational advantage of women compared to men and attenuates the income advantage of men. The researchers based their analysis on a novel method and high-quality Finnish register data. more

September 07, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

European University Institute (EUI)

Risto Conte Keivabu is a new Researcher in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography and comes from the European University Institute (EUI), San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. He is researching how climate change affects societies and individuals. Ever since the pandemic began to take hold, he has loved to go for a run. more

August 30, 2022 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Nicole Hiekel Leads the new Research Group Gender Inequalities and Fertility


The MPIDR launched a new Max Planck Research Group, “Gender Inequalities and Fertility”, led by MPIDR Researcher Nicole Hiekel. She was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne before doing research at the German Youth Institute in Munich. What she likes about Rostock is that there is usually a fresh breeze blowing around her nose. more

August 25, 2022 | News | Call for Submissions

Workshop on Ageing and Health of Older Persons in Sub-Saharan Africa

The workshop aims to increase the scientific and political attention paid to the challenges associated with changes in the age composition of SSA societies and to foster comparative and multi-disciplinary research across SSA countries. more

August 23, 2022 | News | New Publication

Premature Children Do Well in School

When looking at school grades, researchers did not find any negative effects of being born moderately preterm. Only those born extremely preterm had poorer school grades. But for children born extremely preterm, going to schools in the top decile of school districts made them perform as good as full-term children in an average school district. more

August 16, 2022 | News | Interview

“Using Computational Methods Is Like Wearing 3D Glasses at the Movies”

MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni and his colleague Emanuel Deutschmann explain in an interview why computational approaches are like a “fresh gust of wind” everyone in the field of migration research should leverage. Their recently published Special Issue “Computational Approaches to Migration and Integration Research: Promises and Challenges” collects seven examples of notable research in this area. more


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