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April 12, 2023 | Defo News

COVID-19 and Depression

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ about how uncertainty affects family planning and the impact of pandemic related school closures on mental health and educational outcomes. more

April 11, 2023 | News | Timetable

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2023

Several researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) present their work at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place from April 12-15, 2023. The Institute also has an on-site exhibition booth #207. more

April 03, 2023 | News | Research Center

New Max Planck Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health starts in Rostock and Helsinki


Starting in July, MAXHEL: Max Planck l University of Helsinki Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health aims to unearth the pivotal social processes that generate health inequalities by building on novel conceptual insight and a completely unique data landscape. more

March 30, 2023 | News | Symposium

“Model simple, think complex” - A Symposium in Honor of James W. Vaupel


On the occasion of the first anniversary of his sudden passing away, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research honored its Founding Director with a one-day symposium showcasing James Vaupel's groundbreaking contributions to the field of demography. more

March 09, 2023 | Press Release

US Health: Women over 50 Spend More Time Without a Partner and Cognitively Impaired than Men Trade

A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany and the University of St Andrews in Scotland estimates how long a 50-year old person in the US is going to live without a partner and/or be cognitively impaired. In their paper recently published in “Population Studies” the researchers find disparities of up to 10 years both between men and women and ethnic groups. more

March 03, 2023 | Press Release

US Mortality: New Measure Reveals Large Mortality Inequality

Researchers at the MPIDR and University of Wisconsin-Madison developed a new measure called GAP to assess contemporary mortality inequality in the US across racial-ethnic groups. They find that current estimates based on standard metrics such as life expectancy underestimate racial-ethnic disparities in mortality. more

March 02, 2023 | News | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at the MPIDR

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

February 28, 2023 | Press Release

Migration of Academics Worldwide: Women in Science Are Less Mobile but the Gender Gap has Shrunk Lukin

An international team including MPIDR Researchers is the first to offer a global and dynamic view on the migration of academics by gender. The paper recently published in PNAS finds that while female researchers were less internationally mobile than men, the gender gap has shrunk considerably over the past 20 years. more

February 27, 2023 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Sanny Boy Domingo Afable is a new PhD Student at the Laboratory of Population Health


Sanny Boy Domingo Afable comes from the Population Institute of the University of the Philippines to the MPIDR. There he obtained his Master of Arts in Demography. He is part of the joint St Andrews–Max Planck PhD Studentship. He is going to work at the MPIDR until October 2024 and will complete the program in St Andrews.  more

February 17, 2023 | Press Release

Parents in Germany: What Role does Personality Play in the Decision to Have Children?

Personality traits such as agreeableness, conscientiousness, and extraversion affect the probability of having children. MPIDR doctoral student Steffen Peters demonstrates this in his new study using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel study. more


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