Stockholm university

Steffen PetersPhD student

About me

I am a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (MPIDR) as well as an industry PhD student at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University. My research is focused on the impact of personality on demographic outcomes. During my PhD, I will examine the predictive power of personality traits on the timing of childbearing in the life course as well as within cohabitations and marriages. By using survey and register data  from different countries like Germany, Sweden or Great Britain I will be able to evaluate differences in the effects across European countries.



After finishing my Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Rostock I have worked on projects in the field of gerontology in Rostock and Canberra, Australia. Additionally, I completed successfully the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in the cohort 2018/19. Currently I am enrolled as a student in the Doctoral School for Population, Health and Data Science (PHDS), which is hosted by the MPIDR. For further information please follow this link.