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.
January 27, 2016 | New Database
Recently, the Open Access database COMADRE went online. The database run by the MPIDR contains demographic information on an unprecedented variety and number of animal species. In an article published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the makers of the database present their project. more
January 15, 2016 | News
From January 13 to 26, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 20, the MPIDR opens its doors to about a hundred students. more
January 12, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture
On January 19, 2016 Øystein Kravdal from the University of Oslo, Norway will give a talk about the methodologically and politically important distinction of expected and unexpected effects of childbearing at the MPIDR. more
January 6, 2016 | New Publication
After six decades of improvements in life expectancy, Mexican life expectancy has stagnated since the beginning of the 21st century. The reason for the stagnation is the upsurge of homicide rates among men after 2005. This is the finding of a study conducted by EDSD-doctoral student José Manuel Aburto. more