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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.

News

March 13, 2017 | Interview

"Should Politics influence Demography, Mrs. Chancellor?"

MPIDR researcher Marcus Ebeling has done an interview with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her podcast. He asked her how politics should deal with demographic change. more

February 27, 2017 | Obituary

Jan M. Hoem passed away

Jan M. Hoem passed away February 25th. He has been MPIDR director until 2007 and founded the Laboratory for Fertility and Family Dynamics in Europe. He trained many of today’s younger family demographers. more

February 21, 2017 | On our own behalf

New Media Library

Recently, we have put online our media library. You will find many graphics, created over the past years on the basis of MPIDR research results, as well as press pictures and flyers. more

December 20, 2016 | Press Release

Less children per man than per woman

A new MPIDR study makes birthrates for men in Germany available for the first time. Men on average have less children then women and have them later in life. Differences are strongest in eastern Germany, where men set a new world record for low fertility. more

 

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