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September 17, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Five new PhD students

MPIDR/Wilhelm

In September five PhD students from five countries started their research projects at the MPIDR in Rostock. They work in fields like population health, fertility and digital demography. more

September 16, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Ole Hexel is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab

MPIDR/Wilhelm

How do families support each other across generations with monetary and material gifts in different countries? Ole Hexel, new researcher at MPIDR, is investigating these and other questions. Born and raised in Rostock, he loves the Baltic Sea at all seasons. more

September 14, 2020 | Call for Proposals

Why is Health in the US Continuing to Lag Behind?

We seek proposals for manuscripts assessing how and why health and mortality of adults in the US continues to lag behind their counterparts in other high-income countries. The authors will present the manuscripts at a conference in May or June 2021.  more

September 03, 2020 | Research funding

ERC Grant for Mathias Lerch

MPIDR/Hagedorn

Mathias Lerch receives a 1.49 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Migration in cities of the global South: drivers, interactions and socio-demographic consequences” (MIC). more

August 27, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

D. Susie Lee is new researcher at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being

Wilhelm/MPIDR

Investigating variation in the fertility of individuals and groups is D. Susie Lee's field of research. The new researcher in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being is also interested in good science communication. more

August 11, 2020 | Interview

Fertility in Europe: Women’s Education Less Influential in Economically Developed Regions

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Jessica Nisén, research scientist in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being, assessed the relationship between women’s fertility, their education, and the economic development on a regional level in 15 European countries. In this interview, she explains her findings, why she looked into the topic, and why register data are a valuable source. more

June 17, 2020 | Award

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez Receives Otto Hahn Medal

MPIDR

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, receives the Otto Hahn Medal for his PhD dissertation. more

May 15, 2020 | Media Coverage

Covid-19 Experts at MPIDR

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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

April 29, 2020 | Science videos

Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez explain their research

MPIDR

Short and sweet: that's how the MPIDR researchers Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez present the topics they have been investigating for years in two videos.

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April 28, 2020 | Apply for Research Fellowship

Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships

We invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. 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.