The Springer series Demographic Research Monographs publishes refereed monographs under the editorial supervision of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The scope of the series spans the entire field of demography, with a view to significantly advance research. Volumes are compact with a clear focus. Key research topics include population aging as well as fertility and family dynamics, especially in Europe. The series also places special emphasis on mathematical demography, historical demography, and biodemography, including research with ties to epidemiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, experimental demography and paleodemography. Each volume has a link to research conducted at or supported by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.