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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

August 18, 2015 | News | Max Planck Research

A touch of immortality

The main topic of the current issue of the quarterly Max Planck Research is dedicated to the topic of aging. One article in this issue is about a long-term project of the MPIDR, in which researchers are trying to figure out why the freshwater polyp Hydra does not age. more

August 5, 2015 | Press Release

Happiness and second births

New study: Couples who perceive a drop in happiness in the first year after they became parents, have a lower probability of having second children. more

July 10, 2015 | News | Save the date

3rd Conference of the Rostocker Ring

The Rostocker Ring is an initiative that helps friends, alumni, and current members of the MPIDR to stay in touch. The 3rd Conference of the Rostocker Ring will take place on August 31. more

July 10, 2015 | News | Save The Date

10th birthday of the European Doctoral School of Demography

On September 1, the European Doctoral School of Demography celebrates its 10th birthday. The program will include a symposium on education as well as opportunities for young scholars to meet with eminent demographers to discuss their research plans and scientific career development. more

July 7, 2015 | News

Having children later makes parents happy

A new study shows that the satisfaction levels of parents depend not only on the number of children they have, but also on the point in time when they start a family. more

July 1, 2015 | News

Congratulations!

On July 1, MPIDR doctoral candidate Oliver Wisser successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. In his work, he refined a mathematical model that can be used by demographers to describe mortality. The goal of the work was to reflect better the gender-specific differences in mortality. more

June 30, 2015 | DeFo News

The world on the move

In our new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about which destinations migrants are choosing as they seek their fortune, and how parents are finding happiness. more

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