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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.


June 30, 2016

Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Ageing Brain

Claire Sexton, MPIDR more

July 4, 2016

Adult Age Differences in Empathic Skills - lecture Alumni 2

Elisabeth Blanke, MPIDR more

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June 15, 2016

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das Ausbildungsprogramm „International Advanced Studies in Demography“ am MPIDR in Rostock sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft.  more

June 7, 2016

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das MPIDR sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft zur Unterstützung der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Institut. more

April 27, 2016

PhD Student

The MPIDR is recruiting a PhD student to work on the DFG-funded project “Non-linear Engel curves and income dependence”. more

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June 20, 2016 | New Publication

The demographic situation in Europe in 2060

The MPIDR researcher Fanny Kluge has estimated how different the effects of an aging society will be on different European countries. One finding of her work is that the countries that have yet to recover from the Great Recession will face massive problems within a few decades.  more

June 16, 2016 | Interview

“Forecasts are the ultimate test of whether a theory is correct"

Since April 2016, Roland Rau has been heading the new MPIDR research group "Mathematical and Actuarial Demography". In this interview, he explains why it is important to return to the origins of demography. more

June 6, 2016 | Rostocks Eleven

A full-time job is good for single parents

Single parents get ill notably more often than mothers who have a partner at their side. MPIDR-researcher Mine Kühn has investigated why this is so. She found out that a job worked full-time of all positively affects the health of these women. more

May 20, 2016 | Press Release

“We don’t know nearly enough about migration”

In an article that appeared today in the scientific journal Science, leading researchers in the field of migration call for better data on migration flows for research and policy-making. more


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