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. 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 Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published.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 now supports the VG-WORT METIS registration system for online texts.

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

Vol 38, No 2 (2013): Geographical Mobilities and Family Lives


Pre-published Online Articles

Economisation of the Education System in Shrinking Regions? The Demographic Responsiveness of Education Demand and Supply at Different Levels of the Education SystemPDF (English) | Online Appendix (English) - PDF (Deutsch) | Online Anhang (Deutsch)
Walter Bartl 
Scenarios for the Equal Division of Paid and Unpaid Work in the Transition to Parenthood in GermanyPDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Anna Dechant, Florian Schulz


Vol 39, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents

Too Low or Too High? On Birthweight Differentials of Immigrants in Germany PDF (English)
Nadja Milewski, Frederik Peters
Theoretical Explanations of Increasing Childlessness – Divergent Approaches and the Integrating Potential of the Frame Selection Theory PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Jan Eckhard
The Pluralisation of Living Arrangements – A Continuous Trend? PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Michael Wagner, Isabel Valdés Cifuentes
Fertility, Family Policy and Welfare Regimes PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Elina Schleutker

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