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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.


September 3, 2015

Slow fertility transition in Africa

John Bongaarts, MPIDR more

September 3, 2015 - September 4, 2015

Fathers’ Involvement across the Life Course

Michaela Kreyenfeld, MPIDR more

September 22, 2015

Global Population and Human Capital in the Context of Sustainable Development

Wolfgang Lutz, MPIDR more

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July 27, 2015

PhD Student Positions

The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for PhD Student Positions, starting in February 2016. more

July 22, 2015

Two student helpers

The MPIDR  is seeking two student helpers who can assist in the collection of published population projection matrices for animals and plants.  more

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July 10, 2015 | Save The Date

10th birthday of the European Doctoral School of Demography

On September 1 the European Doctoral School of Demography celebrates its 10th birthday.  The program will include a symposium on education as well as opportunities for young scholars to meet with eminent demographers to discuss their research plans and scientific career development. more

July 10, 2015 | Save the date

3rd Conference of the Rostocker Ring

The Rostocker Ring is an initiative that helps friends, alumni and current members of the MPIDR to stay in touch. The 3rd Conference of the Rostocker Ring will take place on August 31. more

July 7, 2015 | News

Having children later makes parents happy

A new study shows that the satisfaction levels of parents depend not only on the number of children they have, but also on the point in time when they start a family. more

July 1, 2015 | News Release


On July 1, MPIDR doctoral candidate Oliver Wisser successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. In his work, he refined a mathematical model that can be used by demographers to describe mortality. The goal of the work was to better reflect the gender-specific differences in mortality.  more


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