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.
April 28, 2016 | In the press
Women outlive men in almost all countries. The genders are converging but some differences will remain, says MPIDR-researcher Anna Oksuzyan in an article on sueddeutsche.de about her research. more
April 20, 2016 | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand
Unmarried births are becoming the norm in Western Europe, but their share is falling in Eastern Europe as a study by MPIDR researcher Sebastian Klüsener shows. more
April 19, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture
On April 26, Annette Baudisch from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, will give a lecture at the MPIDR. She will explain how a shift in perspective on individuals and populations opens new directions in mathematical demography. more
April 11, 2016 | Press Release
Children of older mothers are healthier, taller and obtain more education than the children of younger mothers. The reason is that in industrialized countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting healthier by the year. In other words, it pays off to be born later. more