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 (CC BY-SA) 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 Exclusively unpublished peer-reviewed research papers in demography and related fields are published.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 volume 2016 onwards, CPoS is published under a Creative Commons BY-SA license.

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.


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

Currently no online articles available.

Vol 40, No 3 (2015): Research on Divorce: Causes and Consequences

Table of Contents

Editorial on the special issue “Research on Divorce: Causes and Consequences”
Paul B. Hill, Johannes Kopp
Ingmar Rapp, Thomas Klein, Sebastian Fronk, Johannes Stauder
Matthijs Kalmijn
Miriam Bröckel, Hans-Jürgen Andreß
Oliver Arránz Becker
Sabine Walper, Carolin Thönnissen, Philipp Alt