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 Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published.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

Vol 38, No 3 (2013): Private Life Choices, Employment and Health


Pre-published Online Articles

Affection and Conflict in Intergenerational Relationships of Women in Sixteen Areas in Asia, Africa, Europe, and AmericaPDF (English)
Bernhard Nauck 
The Intergenerational Transmission of the Value of Children in Contemporary Chinese Families: Taiwan and Mainland China ComparedPDF (English)
Chin-Chun Yi, Yu-Hua Chen 
The economic lifecycle by gender - results combining monetary and time use estimatesPDF (English)
Fanny A. Kluge 
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

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

Table of Contents

Editorial on the special issue “Family Values and Family Norms. What Impact Does Culture Have on Familial and Generative Behaviour?” PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Detlev Lück
The Association between Norms and Actions
The Case of Men’s Participation in Housework
PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Daniela Grunow, Nina Baur
Patterns of Family Life Courses in Europe – between Standardisation and Diversity
A Cross-national Comparison of Family Trajectories and Life Course Norms in European Countries
PDF (English)
Dirk Hofäcker, Jana Chaloupková
Scenarios for the Equal Division of Paid and Unpaid Work in the Transition to Parenthood in Germany PDF (English) - PDF (Deutsch)
Anna Dechant, Florian Schulz

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