Comparative Population Studies

Comparative Population Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary scientific journal on demography and population studies, and publishes articles in English and German translations of selected articles will be available in a special selection. CPoS appears four times a year online, and on an open-access basis without submission or processing fees. An average of two special issues per year are coordinated by guest editors. Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published. Papers may cover a wide range of topics on demography, as well as on population or family studies with a focus on empirical or spatial research, theory, and methods. The journal features articles with a perspective on regional issues emphasizing the German-speaking countries and Europe or on population issues on a global scale. Contributions in English are welcome at all times. Guest editors for special issues may apply as well.

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From 2014 onwards, CPoS will appear in English and each year selected German translations will be available in a special selection.

CPoS supports the VG-WORT METIS registration system for online texts.

CPoS is OpenAIRE compliant! CPoS offers a comfortable opportunity to fulfill deposit requirements resulting from research grants of the European Research Council or the Seventh Framework Programme.


Recent Special Issues


Vol 39, No 3 (2014): Family Values and Family Norms. What Impact Does Culture Have on Familial and Generative Behaviour?

Vol 39, No 2 (2014): Coping with Local Challenges of Population Decline and Ageing – Case Studies from Germany

Vol 38, No 4 (2013): Ageing Populations, Reversing Early Retirement and the Economic Situation of Older People in Modern Societies


Pre-published Online Articles

Partner Market Opportunities and Relationship StabilityPDF (English)
Ingmar Rapp, Thomas Klein, Sebastian Fronk, Johannes Stauder 
The Economic Consequences of Divorce in Germany: What Has Changed since the Turn of the Millennium?PDF (English)
Miriam Bröckel, Hans-Jürgen Andreß

Vol 40, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents

Marriage, Norm Orientation and Leaving the Parental Home: Turkish Immigrant and Native Families in Germany PDF (English)
Michael Windzio, Can M. Aybek
Consequences of Enduring Low Fertility – A German Case Study
Demographic Projections and Implications for Different Policy Fields
PDF (English)
Martin Bujard
Could Immigration Prevent Population Decline?
The Demographic Prospects of Germany Revisited
PDF (English)
Hannes Weber
Social Differences in Infant Mortality in 19th Century Rostock
A Demographic Analysis Based on Church Records
PDF (English)
Michael Mühlichen, Rembrandt D. Scholz, Gabriele Doblhammer

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