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January 31, 2023 | Research Funding

ERC Grant for Joshua Wilde


Joshua Wilde receives a 1.94 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Natural Sex Ratios at Birth and Missing Women: New Evidence and Implications”.  more

January 27, 2023 | Research Grant

MPIDR is Part of the Research Consortium of the Horizon Europe Project PREMIUM_EU

A consortium headed by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) has obtained a large Horizon Europe Framework project, with the title: Policy REcommendations to Maximise the beneficial Impact of Unexplored Mobilities in and beyond the European Union: PREMIUM_EU. From the MPIDR, Maciej Danko and Emilio Zagheni will participate in the New Mobility Data work package.


January 17, 2023 | Call for Papers

Ageing and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

A group of researchers, including Alyson van Raalte from the MPIDR, invites submissions of original and review articles to be featured in a special issue on ageing and health in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is centered around the three priority areas of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing: older persons and development, advancing health and well-being into old age, and ensuring enabling and supportive environments. more

January 12, 2023 | Research Funding

Marília Nepomuceno Receives DAAD Grant


MPIDR Researcher Marília Nepomuceno received a grant from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) to promote research cooperation between Germany and Brazil for an in-depth assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brazilian population dynamics.


January 06, 2023 | Doctoral School

The Fourth IMPRS-PHDS Annual Academy was a Great Success, with nearly 100 Participants Attending


For three days in December 2022, the PhD students of the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS) exchanged ideas, presented their work, and networked with other researchers at the Annual Academy. After two years of virtual meetings due to the pandemic, this Annual Academy was the largest gathering since the doctoral school's inception in 2019. more

December 22, 2022 | 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 09, 2022 | 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 30, 2022 | 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

November 22, 2022 | 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 | 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


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