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.
Headed by the directors Joshua R. Goldstein and James W. Vaupel researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, biological demography and other issues at the forefront of population research.
The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.
April 16, 2013 | Suessmilch Lecture
Why people migrate
On April 19 Filiz Garip from Harvard University will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will focus on the question, which mechanisms underly the migration from Mexico to the US more
April 12, 2013 | Event
2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring
The 2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring will be held on May 29-30 at the MPIDR. Alumni and friends of the Institute are invited to attend and young researchers have the opportunity to meet senior scientists in a “speed-informing session”. more
April 10, 2013 | New Publication
Are more children born in the countryside than in the city?
In the year 1900 women who lived in the big city had an average of 2.7 children. Women who lived in this mostly rural region gave birth to more than twice as many children. Today, such large differences can hardly be found—unless you look closely. more
April 8, 2013 | Interview
In this interview, migration researcher Frans Willekens explains when forecasts about migration can be done and for what kind of forecasts data from statistical offices are unsuitable. more