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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.


May 12, 2016

Ethnographic methods which might be useful not only for anthropologists: micro-census and genalogies

G√ľnther Schlee, MPIDR more

May 19, 2016

Stability and change in risk-taking propensity across the lifespan

Ralph Hertwig, MPIDR more

June 2, 2016

Data Science Insights from Language Across the Lifespan

Thomas Hills, MPIDR more

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May 4, 2016

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das MPIDR sucht ab sofort bzw. nach Vereinbarung eine studentische Hilfskraft
zur Unterstützung der Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe “Geschlechterunterschiede in Gesundheit und Altern”. 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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April 28, 2016 | In the press

What life expectancy does to equality

Women outlive men in almost all countries. The genders are converging but some differences will remain, says MPIDR-researcher Anna Oksuzyan in an article on sueddeutsche.de  about her research. more

April 20, 2016 | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Families unmarried

Unmarried births are becoming the norm in Western Europe, but their share is falling in Eastern Europe as a study by MPIDR researcher Sebastian Klüsener shows. more

April 19, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture

Demography across Scales

On April 26, Annette Baudisch from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, will give a lecture at the MPIDR. She will explain how a shift in perspective on individuals and populations opens new directions in mathematical demography. more

April 11, 2016 | Press Release

Children of older mothers do better

Children of older mothers are healthier, taller and obtain more education than the children of younger mothers. The reason is that in industrialized countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting healthier by the year. In other words, it pays off to be born later. more


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