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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.


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June 11, 2015

Studentische Hilfskraft

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Latest Publications

Empez Vidal, N.

"¡Solo valiente!": los menores que migran solos de Marruecos a Cataluña

Dissertation (2015)

Pedersen, J. K. et al.

Low tobacco-related cancer incidence in offspring of long-lived siblings: a comparison with Danish national cancer registry data

Annals of Epidemiology, 25:8 (2015)

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July 1, 2015 | News Release


On July 1, MPIDR doctoral candidate Oliver Wisser successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. In his work, he refined a mathematical model that can be used by demographers to describe mortality. The goal of the work was to better reflect the gender-specific differences in mortality.  more

June 30, 2015 | Infoletter

The world on the move

In our new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about which destinations migrants are choosing as they seek their fortune, and how parents are finding happiness. more

June 17, 2015 | News

Christine Schnor receives Otto Hahn Medal

On June 17, former MPIDR researcher Christine Schnor received the Otto Hahn Medal for her PhD dissertation. The medal was awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society, and came with a cash prize of 7,500 euros.  more

June 4, 2015 | Rostock´s Eleven

Childhood determines childbearing behavior

How many children we get and when we get them is not just a conscious decision made during adulthood. This was shown by MPIDR-researcher Katharina Wolf, taking the example of Turkish female migrants who had spent their childhood in Turkey and their youth in Germany. more


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