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June 11, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Mothers’ Employment in 22 Countries

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On June 18th, 2019, Jennifer Hook from the University of Southern California, will give a lecture about the influence of family policies and income inequalities on mothers in 22 countries. more

June 05, 2019 | Follow-up on “Boomeranging" back to parents

“Boomeranging" back to a parents

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Last fall, MPIDR researcher Jennifer Caputo published her paper showing that adult children who moved back to their parents’ homes have more depressive symptoms. Now she is looking into the well-being of parents in these situations. more

June 04, 2019 | Rostock´s Eleven

Equality is only slowly gaining ground

People of high social status enjoy prestige and are deemed competent; people of low social status are viewed as less capable. But how can such stereotypes be changed? MPIDR researcher André Grow is looking into this question. more

May 27, 2019 | Workshop Announcement

Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data

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The MPIDR and IUSSP invite to a workshop on the use of web and social media data in demographic research taking place in Munich on June 11th, 2019. more

May 22, 2019 | Workshop Announcement

Migration data and models for a better world / AndreyPopov

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) organizes a workshop on migration data and models, at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City on August 9th, 2019. more

May 14, 2019 | New Publication

What musical taste reveals about cultural identity

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Using Facebook data on musical preferences, MPIDR researchers have shown in a new study that immigrants in the US adapt to the culture of their new homeland in very diverse ways. more

May 14, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Understanding Social Change: New Methods for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis

On May 21, Christopher Winship from the Harvard University will give a talk about new methods for age-period-cohort analysis at the MPIDR. more

May 08, 2019 | Conference Announcement

Human Mortality Database Symposium

The Human Mortality Database Project team is organizing the 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium. The Symposium and the Satellite Meeting are scheduled to take place on 13-15th of May, 2019 at the Harnack Haus in Berlin. more

April 16, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Life after death: The scale and salience of mortality exposure in sub-Saharan Africa

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On April 23, 2019, Emily Smith-Greenaway from the University of Southern California, will give a lecture about life after death: The scale and salience of mortality exposure in sub-Saharan Africa. more

April 12, 2019

Immigrants in Italy: Arriving healthy, staying healthy?

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Two researchers from the MPIDR have shown that the health of migrants in Italy adapts over time to that of their new compatriots. The worse the socio-economic situation of the immigrants is, the faster this convergence is. 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.