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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.


July 9, 2014

Student assistant

The MPIDR is seeking a Student  Assistant to assist in the collection of published population projection matrices in plants and animals.  more

June 4, 2014

Ph.D. eager to develop a Max Planck Research Group

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research seeks a path-breaking recent Ph.D. eager to develop a highly innovative Max Planck Research Group at a frontier of mathematical, biological, historical, social, economic or qualitative demography. more

May 28, 2014

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral (3 years) and Postdoctoral (2 years) Fellowships, starting in February 2015. more

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July 14, 2014 | New Publication

No child day care services, no children

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

A child but no man. What’s next?

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

What happened at the EPC?

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

Education drives economic growth

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


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