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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

February 05, 2021

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

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

January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Database Receives Funding from Volkswagen Foundation


Researchers at the data lab developed the Short Term Mortality Fluctuations database (STMF) – providing internationally comparable Covid-19 related data. To continue this timely work they have now received funding from the German Volkswagen Foundation. more

December 17, 2020 | Season’s Greetings

Time for a Well-Deserved Break


We wish all of our employees, alumni, and those associated with our Institute happy holidays and a wonderful start to 2021, a year hopefully less influenced by the pandemic. more

December 09, 2020 | Prize for Excellent Paper

Daniela Negraia Granted the Jan Hoem Paper Award


A paper on parental well-being in the U.S. by Daniela Negraia and a colleague was granted the newly established award in the name of former MPIDR director Jan Hoem. more

December 03, 2020 | Interview

Where Social Science meets Computational Science Dutton

A new field of research has emerged. Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary area combining computing and social sciences. Demography is at the very heart of it. In this interview, Samin Aref, computer scientist at MPIDR, introduces us to the new field. more

November 18, 2020 | Interview

Five new PhD students


In October and November five women started their research projects at the MPIDR in Rostock. They work in fields like statistics, migration and population health. more

October 29, 2020 | Award ceremony

Mikko Myrskylä Receives Award by the Finnish Demographic Society

The Finnish Demographic Society has awarded MPIDR Director Mikko Myrskylä an honorary prize for advancing the field of demographic research. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony. 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.