PDR Special Issue: Pandemic Babies? The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Fertility and Family Dynamics

By PAA Web posted 01-27-2022 13:00


Guest Editors: Natalie Nitsche, Mikko Myrskylä, and Joshua Wilde

In December 2021, a conference hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) brought together more than 100 international researchers to present and discuss recent research on the impact and consequences of the pandemic for family and fertility dynamics. A Population and Development Review Supplement co-sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Population Council will be based mainly on this conference.

However, we are also accepting additional submissions to the special issue. The main focus of the special issue will be on the fertility impact of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, we would like to include studies which investigate fertility decisions, fertility intentions, and family dynamics, such as family formation and dissolution, household division of labor, contraceptive use, and mental health, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Submission Deadline: March 17th, 2022 

Thank you very much, and we look forward to seeing your submissions! 

Please direct any questions on the special issue to pandemicbabies@demogr.mpg.de. The conference website can be found here

If you decide to submit a paper, please adhere to the PDR author guidelines in all matters when preparing your manuscript. We encourage you to stay at or below the lower end of the word limit (8000), concise writing and readability will be one review criteria. Submissions will occur via the regular PDR submission portal in ScholarOne (mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pdr). Please indicate that this is a pandemic babies special issue submission in the letter/comment to the editor. In addition, please send a note to pandemicbabies@demogr.mpg.de when you have submitted your paper.

Download Call for Papers (PDF File, 105 kB)