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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

May 03, 2021 | 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

May 03, 2021 | COVID-19 Blog

Researching the Demographic Consequences of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating our lives for 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

April 27, 2021 | Congratulations

Inna Danilova Obtained Her Second Doctorate


Inna Danilova from the Laboratory of Demographic Data successfully defended her doctoral thesis on "Spatial and temporal consistency of cause-specific mortality data" at the University of Rostock. more

April 22, 2021 | Research Funding

ERC Grant for Pekka Martikainen

Veikko Soimerpuro

Pekka Martikainen receives a 2.5 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Social inequalities in population health: integrating evidence from longitudinal, family-based and genetically informed data”. more

March 25, 2021 | Welcome at MPIDR

Jisu Kim is New Researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

Questions about international migration are what drives Jisu Kim’s research the most. The new researcher in the Digital and Computational Demography Lab comes from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. more

March 18, 2021 | Call for Papers

Life Course Analysis

The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field. more

February 19, 2021 | Call for Papers

Pandemic Babies? The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Fertility and Family Dynamics

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting childbearing and family processes around the globe. This conference aims at bringing together scholars who examine fertility and family change in times of the pandemic. We invite submissions that document fertility and family trends. more

February 11, 2021

Women in Demographic Research


Diversity of talented researchers enhances the research and discoveries we deliver as a scientific community. The United Nations is raising awareness of the critical role women and girls play in science and technology with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. At the MPIDR, we believe in the power of diverse talents and are celebrating this day by showing what research questions drive our female researchers the most. more

January 25, 2021

Aliakbar Akbaritabar Is New Researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab


What networks do scientists form to carry out their scientific work? That's what Aliakbar (Ali) Akbaritabar, a new researcher in the Digital and Computational Demography Lab, wants to find out. What he likes best about Rostock is its proximity to the sea – reminding him fondly of Brest, the French coastal city where he opted for a career driven by science. 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.