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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 26, 2021 | News | Welcome at MPIDR

Rishabh Tyagi is a new PhD-student at the Research Group: Labor Demography


Coming from the National Institute of Medical Statistics in India, with a Master Degree in Biostatistics and Demography, Rishabh Tyagi is a new PhD-student at the Research Group: Labor Demography. He wants to find out how technology induced job loss will affect health and fertility. In his free time he practices yoga and loves watching football matches. more

May 17, 2021 | Press Release

The Feeling of Being at the Mercy of Fate is Stronger in Underdeveloped Neighborhoods

Neighborhood characteristics influence our perception of our ability to shape our own life circumstances and attain desired outcomes. That's what a team of researchers including MPIDR scientist Peter Eibich found through combined analysis of survey and georeferenced data. more

May 11, 2021 | News | Call for Participation

Rostock Retreat on Visualizing Uncertainty 2021

The Rostock Retreat is an experimental format for a scholarly exchange designed to encourage communication and collaboration on specific themes in a relaxed atmosphere. The Rostock Retreat 2021 will focus on visualizing uncertainty and will take place online. more

May 10, 2021 | News | Welcome at MPIDR

Henrik-Alexander Schubert is a new PhD-student at the Fertility and Well-being Lab


Coming from Stockholm University where he obtained his Master in Demography, Henrik-Alexander Schubert is a new PhD-student at the Fertility and Well-being Laboratory. He wants to find out how the fertility of men deviates from female fertility. On weekends you are most likely to meet him in one of Rostock's skateparks. more

May 04, 2021 | News | Congratulations

Luis Serratos-Sotelo Obtained His Doctorate

Luis Serratos-Sotelo from the Research Group: Labor Demography successfully defended his doctoral thesis on “Disease, Death, and Displacement: The long-term effects of early-life conditions on income, education, and health in Sweden, 1937-2011“ at Lund University. more

May 03, 2021 | News | PAA 2021

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2021


Several MPIDR researchers present their work at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in a virtual manner from May 5-8, 2021. The Institute also has an exihibition booth. more

April 29, 2021 | Press Release

COVID-19 in England and Wales: Excess Deaths Could Have Doubled Without Mobility Reductions

Mobility reductions may have prevented more than 94,000 deaths in England and Wales during the first wave of COVID-19 in spring 2020. That is what MPIDR researchers Ugofilippo Basellini, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, and their colleagues found after linking digital trace data to excess mortality. 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.