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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.


October 6, 2015 | Infoletter

Do we have a signpost to long life?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ whether there is a roadmap to long life and why mothers in eastern and western Germany still differ in their family models. more

October 3, 2015 | News

East-West divide in life expectancy is vanishing

A study by MPIDR researchers Sebastian Klüsener and Rembrandt Scholz that shows that the east-west divide in life expectancy is vanishing has attracted considerable attention from the media. An overview of the articles published on this topic. more

September 24, 2015 | Press Release

Culture during childhood shapes family planning

New study on migration and fertility: Women born in Turkey become mothers earlier and more often after migrating to Germany than women born in Germany to Turkish parents.

September 22, 2015 | Press Release

From east-west divide to patchwork quilt

The east-west divide in the life expectancy of German women is being replaced by a patchwork quilt, as a new MPIDR analysis opf regional trends shows. The Ruhr region and Saarland are falling behind. Economic development is an increasingly important factor. more


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