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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.


August 19, 2016

Two Tenure-track Associate Professor (W2) Positions in Population Health and Labor Demography

The MPIDR is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Associate Professor.  more

August 19, 2016

Research Scientists (Post-Docs) and PhD students

The MPIDR has several openings for Research Scientists (Post-Docs) and PhD students. more

August 2, 2016

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das Online-Journal Demographic Research sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft. more

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August 17, 2016 | News

European Population Conference 2016

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Mainz from 31 August to 3 September. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

August 10, 2016 | News

India: 26.8 million people with disabilities

About one billion people worldwide and 27 million people in India have disabilities. MPIDR researchers found out that large disparities are hidden behind the large number for India, with disability prevalence most pronounced in disadvantaged regions and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups. more

July 19, 2016 | New Publication

Why men feel healthier and women live longer

In most countries, men score pretty well in assessing their own health. Yet they have a lower life expectancy. The paradox is especially pronounced in Russia, where men on average die eleven years earlier – yet they are healthier. Or are they not? more

July 6, 2016 | Infoletter

Unequal distribution of life-years

Read in the new issue of " Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand " why men feel that they are healthier yet women live longer, and how the job, money, and education determines our life expectancy. more


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