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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock investigates the structure and dynamics of populations. The Institute’s researchers explore issues of political relevance, such as demographic change, aging, fertility, and the redistribution of work over the life course, as well as digitization and the use of new data sources for the estimation of migration flows. The MPIDR is one of the largest demographic research bodies in Europe, and is a worldwide leader in the study of populations. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research organization.

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Covid-19: la malinterpretación de los datos de la pandemia daña la confianza del público

La calidad y disponibilidad de los datos relacionados con la pandemia han supuesto un quebradero de cabeza para investigadores y administraciones desde el primer momento. Sin embargo, la confusión de términos también ha provocado su malinterpretación y, en consecuencia, la confianza del público se ha visto dañada.
Sanitarios hacen pruebas de COVID-19 en Asunción, Paraguay. Nathalia Aguilar/EPA

Coronavirus: América Latina y el Caribe deben aumentar de forma drástica las pruebas de COVID-19

Aún hay tiempo, pero poco. De no actuar, otros países pronto experimentarán la situación que aqueja a Ecuador.
Health workers test for COVID-19 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Nathalia Aguilar/EPA

Coronavirus: a warning to Latin America and the Caribbean to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing

A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.

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