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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.


December 8, 2015

"Population Density and Fertility in Developing Countries" (with P.E. Gobbi)

David de la Croix, MPIDR more

January 19, 2016

Expected and unexpected effects of childbearing - a methodologically and politically important distinction that tends to be ignored

Øystein Kravdal, MPIDR more

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November 19, 2015

Two post-doctoral research scientists

The MPIDR is recruiting two post-doctoral research scientists to work on labor demography. more

November 19, 2015

Research Coordinator

The MPIDR seeks to recruit a Research Coordinator (m/f)  for the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) more

November 12, 2015

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das MPIDR sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ein(e) engagierte(r) Student(in), die/der sich in einem international geprägten wissenschaftlichen Umfeld einbringen möchte. more

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November 18, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Educational Attainment and Mortality

On November 24, Mark D. Hayward of the University of Texas Austin will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will deal with the question about the growing importance of advanced education in the US for improving adult life expectancy. more

November 16, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Family Planning Indicators

On November 23 Leontine Alkema of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will explain a method to estimate and project family planning indicators. more

November 13, 2015 | New Publication

Gender Differences in Health and Disability

Women in developed countries live longer than men, but on average they have poorer health and more disabilities. Max Planck India Fellow Nandita Saikia investigates whether these differences also apply to men and women in India. more

October 26, 2015 | New publication

Childhood shapes attitude to motherhood

Women in Eastern Germany on average have children earlier than women in the old Länder. But what about Eastern German women who migrated to the west? MPIDR-researcher Anja Vatterrott has looked at this question to determine whether it is external conditions or rather socialization that influences the birth behavior. more


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