Purpose and Tasks
We work in the following fields:
Research: The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) operates within a wide-ranging scientific field, including third party funded projects, and distributes service contracts, especially in connection with the analysis of large own surveys. The interdisciplinary team of researchers in the institute consists of sociologists, economists, demographers, geographers and other social scientists. Often, the BiB works together with international organisations – bilaterally and multilaterally.
Advice: As a basis for decisions of the German Government and its ministries the BiB gives advice concerning interpretations of demographic trends and analyses. Population topics are of cross-departmental importance – nationally as well as internationally –, for instance in the field of social security, health, migration, family and education.
Information: The BiB provides information and interprets demographic topics for representatives of the portfolio, members of parliament, government officials, the educational sector, the press, companies and other groups. Furthermore, the BiB publishes articles and working papers, which are of current interest, in several own publication series. Additionally, scientific research results from external publications are made available to the public.