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.
November 30, 2015 | News
On November 27, Thi Mai Van Bui, a PhD Student at the MPIDR, has successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Rostock. She investigated retirement decisions in a family context. more
November 18, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture
On November 24, Mark D. Hayward of the University of Texas Austin will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will deal with the question about the growing importance of advanced education in the US for improving adult life expectancy. more
November 16, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture
On November 23 Leontine Alkema of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will explain a method to estimate and project family planning indicators. more
November 13, 2015 | New Publication
Women in developed countries live longer than men, but on average they have poorer health and more disabilities. Max Planck India Fellow Nandita Saikia investigates whether these differences also apply to men and women in India. more