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November 18, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Athina Anastasiadou is a new PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

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Coming from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Athina Anastasiadou is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She wants to find out why women and children decide to migrate. more

November 16, 2021 | Interview

Sustainable Research at MPIDR

Jan Waßmuth

One and a half years ago, Sophie Lohmann founded a group that promotes sustainable science at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The main focus is on reducing CO2 emissions. In an interview, the researcher tells us why this is important and how their goals will be achieved. more

November 11, 2021 | New Publication

Number of Migrants Underestimated in the UK

Francesco Rampazzo

Studying Facebook data has helped reveal the number of European migrants in the UK has been underestimated by as much as 25 percent according to new research published in the journal Demography. more

November 10, 2021 | Interview

Do Migrants Over 50 Use Social Media to Maintain Friendships?

Sofia Gil-Clavel

Sofia Gil-Clavel, PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) compared survey data and Facebook data to study the association between over-50-years-old’s characteristics and the likelihood of having close friends offline and online. more

November 09, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Lisa Körber New Member of the Laboratory of Demographic Data

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Lisa Körber is a new research assistant in the Laboratory of Demographic Data. She will work on the project “Strengthening a reliable evidence base for monitoring the COVID-19 and other disasters” for the next one and a half years and also help with work on the Institute’s databases. Lisa studied Demography in Rostock, so she already has many favorite places in the city. more

November 05, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Liliana Patricia Calderón Bernal is a new PhD-Student at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

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Coming from the University of Strasbourg, Liliana Patricia Calderón Bernal is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is exploring online genealogies for demographic research. In her free time she practices Reiki and meditation. more

October 15, 2021 | Digital Celebration

25th Anniversary MPIDR

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The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) celebrated its 25th anniversary with an online event, including a journey through MPIDR’s history and a panel discussion on data-driven research. more

October 08, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Population Health

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Coming from the University of Bielefeld, where he obtained his Master in Sociology, Philipp Dierker is a new PhD-Student in the Laboratory of Population Health. He wants to find out how certain dynamics and structures within families affect the physical and mental health of both children and parents. In his free time he plays the guitar and likes to go to concerts. more

October 06, 2021 | Workshop

Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2021)

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The recent availability of massive amounts of digital data have revolutionized research on migration and mobility. That is why this event brings together researchers to present and discuss the use of innovative digital data sources, new methodologies and empirical findings.  more

October 04, 2021 | Welcome to the MPIDR

Amber Chin is Guest Researcher at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography

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Amber Chin is a Fulbright research grantee at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. She is researching how to map the physical spread of users in digital networks, like Twitter or Facebook. To stay in contact with friends in different cities she likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. more

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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.