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 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 Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published.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

Could Immigration Prevent Population Decline?
The Demographic Prospects of Germany Revisited
PDF (English)
Hannes Weber 
The Economic Consequences of Divorce in Germany: What Has Changed since the Turn of the Millennium?PDF (English)
Miriam Bröckel, Hans-Jürgen Andreß 
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

Vol 40, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents

East-West Couples: Distribution, Characteristics and Stability PDF (English)
Daniel Lois
Entry into the Postparental Phase of the Family Life Cycle PDF (English)
Barbara Wawrzyniak
Regional Poverty and Population Response:
A Comparison of Three Regions in the United States and Germany
PDF (English)
Rosemarie Siebert, Joachim Singelmann
Son Preference in India: Shedding Light on the North-South Gradient PDF (English)
Daniela Klaus, Arun Tipandjan

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