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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.


October 28, 2014

PhDs, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and a Research Scientist

The newly established Max Planck Research Group "Gender Gaps in Health and Survival"
is seeking to make appointments at PhD (up to 2), Post-Doctoral Fellow (up to 2), and Research Scientist levels. more

November 11, 2014

Student Assistant

The MPIDR is seeking a student assistant to assist in the collection of data of age-specific death rates and assist to build a contextual database for comparative research on Germany. more

November 6, 2014

Student assistant

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking a Student Assistant to assist in the collection of published datasets on age-specific mortality in vertebrates.

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November 24, 2014 | News

What role do friends and family play in the decision to emigrate?

In her doctoral dissertation, MPIDR-researcher Anna Klabunde has developed a model that allows for simulations to be done on interactions in human networks. She used the model to show what role the network of family and friends play in the decision to emigrate, exemplified by Mexican migrants. She has now been awarded a price for her work. more

November 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Older, smarter, greener, and more productive

It is commonly believed that demographic change poses a danger to society. The two MPIDR-researchers Fanny Kluge and Tobias Vogt have a more differentiated view, though. In this contribution they show how we could even benefit from demographic change. more

November 10, 2014 | New database

COMPADRE: Worldwide achievement for plant demography

A new database with demographics of a unique worldwide coverage of plant species called „COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database“ went online today at www.compadre-db.org. more

November 7, 2014 | Interview

“Longer life now that the Wall is gone”

In this interview MPIDR researcher Tobias Vogt explains how he makes use of the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification for his research. And he talks about treasures of data yet to unbury. more


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