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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 founding director James W. Vaupel.

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


August 6, 2014

Student assistant

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking a Student Assistant to assist in the collection of published datasets on age-specific mortality in vertebrates.

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Latest Publications

Baten, J.; Szołtysek, M.

A golden age before serfdom? The human capital of Central-Eastern and Eastern Europe in the 17th-19th centuries

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2014-008 (2014)

Gruber, S.; Szołtysek, M.

The Patriarchy Index: a comparative study of power relations across historic Europe

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2014-007 (2014)

Gruber, S.

Marriages across religious boundaries in Albania around the year 1900

In: Intermarriage throughout history (2014)

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September 19, 2014 | News

Michaela Kreyenfeld held a lecture at a meeting of German-speaking heads of state

MPIDR-researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld was invited to a meeting of the German-speaking European heads of state held in Bad Doberan and Rostock on September 18. She delivered a presentation on the development of birth rates in German speaking countries. more

September 15, 2014 | New book

Germany´s future electors

The PhD of former MPIDR-Researcher Nora Sánchez Gassen has now been published as a book. She looked at the extent to which demographic changes in Germany have an influence on the composition of the electorate. more

September 9, 2014 | News

Longer life thanks to reunification

Had there been no reunification, in 2011 East German men on average would have died 6.2 years earlier than in unified Germany. Women would have lived 4.2 fewer years. These are the results of model calculations by MPIDR-researcher Tobias Vogt. more

August 30, 2014 | News

Annette Baudisch appointed Professor at University of Southern Denmark

MPIDR researcher Annette Baudisch has been appointed professor at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.   more


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