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.
July 14, 2014 | New Publication
Women in Germany have much fewer children than females in neighboring states mainly due to the lack of child care services. This shows a comparison with the German-speaking region in neighboring Belgium done by MPIDR scientists. more
July 8, 2014 | News
On July 8, Sonja Bastin has successfully defended her dissertation. Her PhD work focuses on the life-course of lone mothers. more
July 3, 2014 | STORIFY
At the end of June, about 800 demographers from across the globe gathered at the European Population Conference in Budapest. We have collected comments about the conference posted via social media. more
July 1, 2014 | Infoletter
Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” how education affects national economic national growth and how scientists have shown that a lack in child day care provision negatively affects the birth rate. more