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 26, 2016 | Infoletter
Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" what Europe thinks of working moms with small children and how the highly educated can show us the way to higher life expectancy. more
September 8, 2016 | News
MPIDR-researcher Alyson van Raalte has been awarded a grant of up to 1.48 million euro from the European Research Council for a research project on inequalities in ages at death. more
August 31, 2016 | Interview
An interview with MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä about the future of our longer lives, the riddle of low fertility, gender equality and why demographic science should care about people’s well-being. more
August 17, 2016 | News
Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Mainz from 31 August to 3 September. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more