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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. At the MPIDR, researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, biological demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. The Institute is headed by its directors James W. Vaupel and Mikko Myrskylä.

The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.


September 7, 2016

Student Assistant

The MPIDR is seeking a Student Assistant for the DFG-funded project “Non-linear Engel curves and income dependence”. more

August 19, 2016

Two Tenure-track Associate Professor (W2) Positions in Population Health and Labor Demography

The MPIDR is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Associate Professor.  more

August 19, 2016

Research Scientists (Post-Docs) and PhD students

The MPIDR has several openings for Research Scientists (Post-Docs) and PhD students. more

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September 26, 2016 | Infoletter

Raven mothers and raven fathers

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" what Europe thinks of working moms with small children and how the highly educated can show us the way to higher life expectancy. more

September 8, 2016 | News

1.48 Million Euro Grant for Alyson van Raalte

MPIDR-researcher Alyson van Raalte has been awarded a grant of up to 1.48 million euro from the European Research Council for a research project on  inequalities in ages at death. more

August 31, 2016 | Interview

The next million-dollar question in demography

An interview with MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä about the future of our longer lives, the riddle of low fertility, gender equality and why demographic science should care about people’s well-being. more

August 17, 2016 | News

European Population Conference 2016

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Mainz from 31 August to 3 September. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more


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