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 Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published.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 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 3 (2013): Private Life Choices, Employment and Health

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


Pre-published Online Articles

Linguistic and Neighbourhood Integration among Highly-skilled Migrants – A Quantitative Analysis Using the Example of Foreign University Staff Members in Aachen, Bonn and ColognePDF (English)
Daniela Imani, Josef Nipper, Günter Thieme 
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 2 (2014): Coping with Local Challenges of Population Decline and Ageing –

Case Studies from Germany

Table of Contents

Editorial on the special issue “Coping with Local Challenges of Population Decline and Ageing – Case Studies from Germany” PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Paul Gans, Claus Schlömer
Internal Migration in Germany, 1995-2010: New Insights into East-West Migration and Re-urbanisation PDF (English) | Online Appendix (English)
Nikola Sander
Prospects for West German Post-War Single-Family Home Neighbourhoods
Revitalising Housing Stocks as a New Policy Field for Suburban and Rural Municipalities
PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Philipp Zakrzewski, Andrea Berndgen-Kaiser, Runrid Fox-Kämper, Stefan Siedentop
Adapt and Cope: Strategies for Safeguarding the Quality of Life in a Shrinking Ageing Region PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Annett Steinführer, Patrick Küpper, Alexandra Tautz
Economisation of the Education System in Shrinking Regions? The Demographic Responsiveness of Education Demand and Supply at Different Levels of the Education System PDF (English) | Online Appendix (English) - PDF (Deutsch) | Online Anhang (Deutsch)
Walter Bartl

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