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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

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

Nieberg, V. et al.

Construction of a publication database of the scientific journal "Demography": how to identify author’s gender and field of publication

MPIDR Technical Report TR-2014-002 (2014)

Nisén, J. et al.

Age-specific fertility by educational level in the Finnish male cohort born 1940-1950

Demographic Research, 31:5 (2014)

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October 31, 2014 | New Publication

No work, no children?

An investigation by MPIDR-researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld shows that among the unemployed, the decision about whether or not to have children depends to a large extent on sex, age, and educational attainment. more

October 28, 2014 | New Research Group

Gender Gaps in Health and Survival

From February 1, 2015,  Anna Oksuzyan will build up a new Max Planck Research Group. The physician deals with the question of why women and men have different life expectancies. more

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


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