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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 28, 2016

Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2016/17

The MPIDR is highly interested in hosting up to two independent Max Planck Research Groups. We invite you to work with us and apply for a position as Max Planck Research Group Leader. 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

October 7, 2016

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist

The MPIDR is accepting applications for a highly qualified Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist. more

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October 19, 2016 | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Life expectancy: trends among the highly educated show the way

Over the last century, life expectancy rose on average by three months a year. As this trend is mainly attributable to life expectancy gains among  more educated people people are getting older. This shows that there is still considerable room for for an increase in the average life expectancy to continue to improve. more

October 9, 2016 | News

MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti is awarded the Valeria Solesin prize

On October 9, 2016 MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti has been awarded the “Valeria Solesin” prize by the Italian Society of Statistics for his thesis. The prize is endowed with 1000 Euro. more

September 29, 2016 | News


On September 27, 2016, MPIDR PhD student Robert Stelter successfully defended his PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and at the University of Rostock. In his work, Robert Stelter studied incentives to procreate from three different perspectives. more

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


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