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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

August 3, 2017 | News | New publication

Bechstein’s bats don’t age

Bechstein’s bat has a low death rate well into old age. This could be one reason why unusual natural events often have such severe consequences for the bat's populations. more

July 20, 2017 | Press Release

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years

People with good health behaviors can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health. more

July 11, 2017 | News | New Publication

Children born to fathers

A new analysis shows for the first time that the male birth rate in eastern Germany has hit a global record low. more

June 17, 2017 | DeFo News

Coming in to stay?


In the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about the values, goals, and perceptions of refugees in Austria, and about why the birth rate of German men is lower than the birth rate of German women.  more

June 2, 2017 | News | News

Puzzling mortality

The probability of not reaching the next year of life is not the same at every moment of life. MPIDR-scientist Marcus Ebeling provides likely reasons for varying values ​​in different age groups at Rostock’s Eleven, which takes place on June 9. more

June 1, 2017 | Press Release

Mother´s age doesn´t matter

New MPIDR study: A mother’s advanced age at childbirth is not the reason for the elevated risks of low birth weight or preterm birth, but may instead be related to individual circumstances and behavioral patterns of the mother. more

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