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 31, 2014 | New Publication
An investigation by MPIDR-researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld shows that among the unemployed, the decision about whether or not to have children depends to a large extent on sex, age, and educational attainment. more
October 28, 2014 | New Research Group
From February 1, 2015, Anna Oksuzyan will build up a new Max Planck Research Group. The physician deals with the question of why women and men have different life expectancies. more
October 16, 2014 | News
Mikko Myrskylä has been appointed the new director of the MPIDR and is now heading the institute together with its founding director, James W. Vaupel. Myrskylä is happy to return to Rostock and advance research in social demography. more
October 16, 2014 | New Publication
While Danish women tend to wait until they are well-established professionally and have a secure income before having children, the opposite is the case for German women. more