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June 28, 2022 | Timetable

MPIDR at the European Population Conference 2022

Many researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Groningen from 29 June - 2 July. The Institute also has an on-site exhibition booth. more

June 22, 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

June 09, 2022 | Call for Abstracts

Meeting of the EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research

On December 15-16, 2022, the EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research will meet at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. more

June 03, 2022 | Europe and the U.S.

Volunteering Increases After Retirement

MPIDR Researchers Peter Eibich and Angelo Lorenti and a colleague studied the causal effect of retirement on voluntary work in Europe and the U.S. They found an increase in volunteering rates in all countries analyzed. Their paper was recently published in the journal Labour Economics.


June 02, 2022 | Rostock´s Eleven

Maria Gültzow to Represent MPIDR in Rostock Research Competition


Depression is a major cause of work disability worldwide. According to current research, the baby boomer generation is particularly affected compared to older generations. To find the reasons, doctoral student Maria Gültzow is investigating how differences in lifestyle between generations influence the risk of developing depression. She presents her results at the "Rostock's Eleven" research competition on June 2. more

June 01, 2022 | Research Visit

Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is organizing and hosting the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program, a 3-month research visit (from June 1 – August 30, 2022) for a diverse group of PhD and master students. more

June 01, 2022 | Max Planck Partner Group

Daniel Ciganda leads Group on “Simulation of Sociodemographic Systems” in Uruguay


In June, former MPIDR Researcher Daniel Ciganda starts to lead a Max Planck Partner Group in Montevideo, Uruguay hosted by the Statistics Institute of the University of the Republic (UDELAR). He wants to develop a framework to improve fertility forcasting in low- and middle-income countries. more

May 31, 2022 | 6th Human Mortality Database Symposium

Old and New Challenges to Longevity Prospects

The Human Mortality Database (HMD) Project team invites contributions to the 6th HMD Symposium in Paris from June, 16 to June 17. more

May 30, 2022 | Interview

Why is Health in the US Continuing to Lag Behind?

Health and mortality in the United States ranks poorly by international standards. In 2010, life expectancy at birth in the United States was a full year lower than the average of 27 European Union countries; in the subsequent decade the shortfall doubled; and the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened the gap. A new Special Issue published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B analyses the reasons for the US poor performance. more

May 23, 2022 | Interview

How to Use Bibliometric Data for Demographic Research


Bibliometric data, information extracted from scientific publications, can be considered as a source of digital trace data. In this interview, MPIDR Researcher Aliakbar Akbaritabar explains how re-purposing bibliometric data allows answering social science and demographic questions more


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