News & Press Releases

October 9, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The theory of planned behavior

On October 19, psychologist Icek Ajzen from the University of Massachusetts will give a lecture about the theory of planned behavior at the MPIDR. The theory is one of the most popular and widely applied reasoned action models. more

October 8, 2015 | News | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Is there a guide to long life?

At age 40, Finns, Swedes, and Norwegians have reached the mid-point of life. Whether an individual has more or fewer than 40 additional years to live after reaching age 40 depends on the person’s sex. But almost as important as sex in determining life expectancy is whether the person belongs to the so-called “vanguard”. more

October 6, 2015 | DeFo News

Do we have a signpost to long life?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ whether there is a roadmap to long life and why mothers in eastern and western Germany still differ in their family models. more

October 3, 2015 | News

East-West divide in life expectancy is vanishing

A study by MPIDR researchers Sebastian Klüsener and Rembrandt Scholz that shows that the east-west divide in life expectancy is vanishing has attracted considerable attention from the media. An overview of the articles published on this topic. more

September 24, 2015 | Press Release

Culture during childhood shapes family planning

New study on migration and fertility: Women born in Turkey become mothers earlier and more often after migrating to Germany than women born in Germany to Turkish parents.

September 22, 2015 | Press Release

From east-west divide to patchwork quilt

The east-west divide in the life expectancy of German women is being replaced by a patchwork quilt, as a new MPIDR analysis opf regional trends shows. The Ruhr region and Saarland are falling behind. Economic development is an increasingly important factor. more

September 14, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The Theory of Demographic Metabolism

On September 22, Wolfgang Lutz, director of  the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will explain how to apply the Theory of Demographic Metabolism can be applied to World Population and Human Capital Projections. more

August 20, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Slow fertility transition in Africa

On September 3, John Bongaarts, vice president at the Population Council,  will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will address the question of why fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa was later and is slower than in the developing world. more

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