News & Press Releases

November 14, 2017 | Press Release

Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

New MPIDR study: First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more

October 24, 2017 | News

MPIDR at the International Population Conference

This year's International Population Conference (IPC) will take place from October 30 to November 3 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here you can find a list of the MPIDR scientists presenting their work at the conference. more

October 19, 2017 | News | New Publication

Is walking down the aisle losing appeal?

Until the 1960s people wanting to establish a family tied the knot first. In today’s time, however, adherence to this norm hinges on the country in question, the woman’s social status, and her economic autonomy, says a  MPIDR study. more

October 10, 2017 | DeFo News

Pension rates have an impact on the birth rate

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand” why and where the proportion of non-marital births has risen, why there are regional differences in the final number of children, and how pension rates have an impact on the birth rate. more

October 4, 2017 | News | Former MPIDR Director

Impressions of the workshop held in memory of Jan Hoem

On April 11, 2017, the MPIDR held a workshop in memory of its former Director Jan Hoem, who passed away at the end of February of this year. Here we have summarized some impressions of the event. more

September 22, 2017 | News


MPIDR PhD student Georg Wenau was presented with the best poster award at the annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demografie. more

September 21, 2017 | News

“Best Paper” award for Tobias Vogt

At this year's conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie, Tobias Vogt was presented with the award for "Best Paper." more

August 7, 2017 | News | Storify

Highlights of the Rostock Retreat data visualization workshop

Data visualization enthusiats gathered at the MPIDR in Rostock for the first Rostock Retreat workshop, testing a new interactive event format. A Storify of the highlights. more

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