Population Dynamics and Sustainable Well-Being

At a Glance Projects Publications Team

Research areas and projects of this laboratory are as follows

Research Areas

Health and Mortality


The COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey Project details
Self-Regulation and Health Behavior: How People Can Successfully Change Their Actions and Live Healthier Project details
Demographic Perspectives on Kin Availability and Kin Loss Project details
Formal and Statistical Approaches to the Study of Inequalities in Mortality Project details
Forecasting Population-Level Mortality Project details
Assessing the Social Consequences of COVID-19 Project details
Analyzing and Monitoring the Early Spread of COVID-19: A Demographic Perspective Project details
Forecasting Individual-Level Mortality Project details

Transfers and Economic Fairness


Intergenerational Transfers and Demographic Outcomes Project details
Intergenerational Transfers of Informal Care Time Across Contexts and Sociodemographic Characteristics Project details
Parental Status and Well-Being Project details
Predicting Work-Family Life-Course Sequences Project details

Digitalization and Inequalities


Estimating Fertility Indicators by Using Digital Trace Data and Targeted Online Surveys Project details
Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media, Social Network Sites, and Crowdsourced Platforms Project details
Technology Use and Its Effects on Time-Use Patterns, Social Relationships, and Well-Being Project details
Trends and Disparities in Patterns of Scientific Knowledge Production Project details

Population and Environment


The Interplay Between Population and Infectious Disease Dynamics Project details
Demographic Change, Energy Demand, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Project details
Methodological Improvements to the Study of Social Vulnerability Project details
The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Exposures on Demographic Outcomes Project details
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.