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April 13, 2020 | Online Petition by MPIDR-researchers

More Covid-19 tests in Latin America

Three MPIDR-researchers Enrique Acosta, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Marília R. Nepomuceno started an online petition to increase the coverage of Covid-19 testing in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this interview, they explain why that is important. more

April 01, 2020 | Congratulations

Doctorate obtained

Andreas Höhn

On March 30th, Andreas Höhn from the Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Gender, Hospitalization, and Mortality” at the University of Southern Denmark. more

March 30, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Katja Gramsch is new event manager


Katja Gramsch has real organizing ability. She has been working in the hotel industry for 13 years, planning weddings and corporate events. Since March she is responsible for the organisation of workshops at MPIDR. more

March 20, 2020 | Interview

Coronavirus survey: That is what MPIDR scientists want to find out


Daniela Perrotta, André Grow, and a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), want to analyze people’s health behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. That is why they are currently conducting a survey via Facebook. more

February 20, 2020 | Fertility in the Republic of Korea

Lowest fertility rate worldwide

Fertility data for the Republic of Korea were updated through 2018 by the Human Fertility Database. Korea's Total Fertility Rate hit a record low level of 0.98 children per women in 2018. In no country were fewer children born per woman. more

February 11, 2020 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women in demographic research


In Germany, more women obtain bachelor’s degrees than men for some years now. However, the more advanced an academic career is, the fewer women there are. The United Nations is raising awareness of this issue with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research employs almost as many female scientists as male scientists. Yana Vierboom is one of them. more

February 07, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Nicholas Campisi is a new PhD-student at the Fertility and Well-being Lab


Coming from the University of St Andrews, with a Master’s degree in Applied Demography from Florida State University, Nicholas Campisi is a new PhD-student in the Fertility and Well-being Laboratory. He wants to develop models for small scale individual data on fertility. more

January 30, 2020 | Computational network models

Partisanship in the US Congress has slowed down the decline of bill passage

With the help of computational network models, Samin Aref analyzed US political polarization and its impact on passing bills in the US Congress in a study published in Scientific Reports. more

January 28, 2020 | Alcohol-related mortality

It remains similar across borders in Eastern Europe

Excessive alcohol consumption is the major cause of high and early mortality among men in Eastern Europe. Cross-border similarities of alcohol-related mortality might be rooted in shared history and traditions. more

January 20, 2020 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Ugofilippo Basellini is a new researcher at the Digital Demography Lab


Ugofilippo Basellini’s research area focuses on modeling and forecasting human mortality. In addition to demography, the new research scientist is very passionate about sports, especially tennis. 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.