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September 30, 2019 | Interview

How united is Germany?

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Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) are using various approaches to investigate how demography has developed in East and West Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This interview gathers their quotes. more

September 30, 2019 | Dossier

30 Years Fall of the Wall

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The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Life in East and West Germany has now converged in many areas, but differences remain. In this dossier we have put together the East-West issue addressed by researchers at the MPIDR. more

September 24, 2019 | Rostock Open Science Workshop

Rostock Open Science Workshop

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The Rostock Open Science Workshop will introduce demographic researchers to the tools and practices of open science. The Workshop will be held in Rostock on October 10th and 11th, 2019. more

September 18, 2019 | New Publication

Tracing migration with Facebook data

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It is impossible to provide timely estimates of migration flows after natural disasters by only using traditional data. Facebook offers new opportunities as a complementary source of information. more

September 04, 2019 | Research funding

ERC Grant for Pavel Grigoriev

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Pavel Grigoriev receives a 1.42 million Euro grant from the European Research Council to conduct the project “Regional disparities in cause-specific mortality in Europe: the role of local context and national health policies” (REDIM). more

August 29, 2019 | Sabbatical Award

Max Planck Sabbatical Award

Emily Smith-Greenaway

Does experiencing a death in the family influence young people’s behaviors, perceptions and well-being in a way that contributes to social inequality? Emily Smith-Greenaway wants to answer this question. She is funded by a Max Planck Sabbatical Award. more

July 24, 2019 | Publication

The 1.5 million gap

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The 2011 census has left a long gap in Germany’s population figures. Between this and the preceding censuses a large number of errors must have crept into the statistics. How can plausible population figures still be derived even in the inter-censal period? more

July 18, 2019 | New Publication

Fertility in the Global South

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How have birth rates in urban and rural areas developed in countries of the Global South? Mathias Lerch discusses the similarities and differences he identified in his PLOS ONE article just published. more

July 11, 2019 | Tutorial

Introduction to Agent-Based Computational Modelling in Social Science

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The MPIDR organizes a tutorial titled "Introduction to Agent-Based Computational Modelling in Social Science” at the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science in Amsterdam on July 17. more

July 09, 2019 | New Publication

Study examines whether men and women rate their health differently

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A common cliché says that men are tough guys but whine about small aches. Then again, statisticians also see that women often assess their health to be more poorly than men do. So, which sex is more vulnerable? 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.