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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.


March 29, 2014

Research Scientist

The MPIDR is seeking to recruit a Research Scientist to conduct research in the Laboratory of Demographic Data more

February 9, 2014

Fellowships for European Doctoral School of Demography - Call for Applications

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2014-2015. more

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Latest Publications

Willekens, F. J.

Agency in population policies

In: Nico van Nimwegen: the resourceful demographer; a liber amicorum (2014)

Willekens, F. J.

Demographic transitions in Europe and the world

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2014-004 (2014)

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April 10, 2014 | New Publication

The gap is widening

After the collapse of the USSR the mortality rate increased in all of the former Soviet republics. A team led by Pavel Grigoriev investigated the current situation in Belarus. Their findings indicated that the additional deaths are largely attributable to alcohol, unemployment, and poverty. more

April 8, 2014 | News

New MaxNetAging Coordinator

Since April 1 André Schmandke has been serving as head of the International Research Network on Aging. The 31-year-old came to Rostock from the ETH Zurich, where he recently earned his PhD in neuroscience. more

April 2, 2014 | Press Release

Hotspots of longevity

Mapping the very old: Those who reached an age of 105 years  or more in Germany are concentrated in the north-west and in Berlin. more

March 25, 2014 | Infoletter

Living apart together

Read in the new issue of  “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“  about the partnership stability of partners living apart together and  how life expectancy in Belarus has changed since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. more


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