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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 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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Latest Publications

Kibele, E. U. B. et al.

Regional mortality disparities in Germany: long-term dynamics and possible determinants

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2014-009 (2014)

Goldstein, J. R.; Klüsener, S.

Spatial analysis of the causes of fertility decline in Prussia

Population and Development Review, 40:3 (2014)

Baten, J.; Szołtysek, M.

A golden age before serfdom? The human capital of Central-Eastern and Eastern Europe in the 17th-19th centuries

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2014-008 (2014)

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October 16, 2014 | News

Mikko Myrskylä is the new MPIDR director

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

High Income, Many Children

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

October 15, 2014 | Press Release

Effect of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Three hours of life per euro

Each additional euro eastern Germans received in benefits from pensions and public health insurance after reunification accounted for three additional hours of life expectancy, a new study by MPIDR researcher Tobias Vogt shows. more

October 7, 2014 | Infoletter

No children without work

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” about the impact of unemployment on family planning and the life-expectancy status of early retirees. more


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