December 16, 2013 | News


Former MPIDR-researcher Esther Geisler has successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Rostock. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the influence of welfare state policies on parental employment patterns. more

October 28, 2013 | News

Junior Professorship of Trifon Missov extended for another 3 years

Three years ago, mathematician Trifon Missov was appointed junior professor by the University of Rostock and the MPIDR. Having been successfully evaluated, the professorship has now been extended for another three years.  more

October 20, 2013 | News


Former MPIDR-Researcher Nora Sánchez Gassen successfully defended her thesis with summa cum laude. She investigated whether demographic changes and changes in the electoral laws in Germany have an influence on the composition of the electorate. more

October 15, 2013 | New Publication

The poor die younger

In 2008, 65-year olds enjoying a high retirement income could expect to live for another 20 years. Peers living on a very low pension, by contrast, had a remaining life expectancy of not even 15 years. more

September 24, 2013 | New Publication

Life without children

A new book on childlessness by MPIDR-researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld will be published soon. In the interview, she talks about the factual reliability of official statistics and does away with the misassumption that it is above all female academics who opt not to have children. more

September 19, 2013 | News

Launch of the Human Fertility Collection

The Human Fertility Collection, a database that provides free access to a variety of international fertility data, is now online. The geographic coverage of the HFC includes less developed parts of the world and long time series of historical data. more

September 16, 2013 | Workshop

The decision to emigrate

A workshop on the topic of migration will take place at the MPIDR from September 25 to 27. The participating researcher will address the issue of how people make the decision to migrate. more

September 3, 2013 | Doctoral School

Start of the “International Advanced Studies in Demography” Program

The new training program “International Advanced Studies in Demography” will start in November 2013. The program is the successor of the International Max Planck Research School for Demography. Application deadline is September 18. more

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