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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.


April 23, 2015

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist

The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to make an appointment at Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist level. more

April 23, 2015

Statistical Analyst

The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is accepting applications for a highly qualified Statistical Analyst.  more

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Latest Publications

Krapf, S.; Kreyenfeld, M. R.

Fertility assessment with the Own-Children Method: a validation with data from the German Mikrozensus

MPIDR Technical Report TR-2015-003 (2015)

Willekens, F. J.; Van Imhoff, E.

Formal demography of families and households

In: International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (2015)

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May 20, 2015 | Call for Papers

The science of choice - How to model the decision-making process?

On October 28-30, a workshop on the individual decision-making process will take place at the MPIDR. Paper proposal can be submitted until July 15. more

May 12, 2015 | News Release

The role of communication in demographic change

At this year's Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, MPIDR-researcher Sebastian Klüsener has been awarded a prize for a research poster. The research project addresses the question of why various social groups experience demographic change at different pace – temporally and spatially.  more

May 6, 2015 | News

Mortality in the USA

MPIDR researchers Alyson van Raalte and Vladimir M. Shkolnikov have been awarded a Poster Prize at this year Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). The two researchers compared mortality data of industrialized countries in order to understand mortality differences among these countries. more

May 2, 2015 | News

Happy Birthday!

MPIDR-director Jim Vaupel turns 70 on May 2. The MPIDR staff wish him a happy birthday! more


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