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July 27, 2021 | COVID-19 Blog

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for more than a year now. Science has done an extraordinary job during this time at unravelling mysteries and unlocking solutions. In like manner, researchers at MPIDR are investigating demographic issues in connection to the novel coronavirus. more

July 26, 2021 | IC2S2 2021

MPIDR at the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science 2021

Several MPIDR researchers present their work at the 7th International Conference on Computational Social Science, which takes place in a virtual manner from July 27-31, 2021. more

July 21, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health

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Coming from the University of Southern Denmark, Jonas Schöley is a new Researcher at the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to explore how a population relate to its individuals in statistics. He likes Rostock for its perfect size and its having one of everything from a harbor to a zoo. more

July 12, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Sascha Jänicke-Osterholz is the new Head of Administration


Sascha Jänicke-Osterholz is the new Head of Administration. Before joining the MPIDR, he worked at the Hochschule Wismar, was Financial Officer and Third-Party Funding Manager at the Carl von Ossietzky University , as well as Head of Administration for a Public Vocational School in Oldenburg. In his free time he likes to ride his racing bike and to take care of his new allotment garden. more

July 09, 2021 | 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

May 31, 2021 | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2021)

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

May 26, 2021 | 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 11, 2021 | 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 | 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 | 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

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.