May 31, 2012 | News

10th Birthday of the Human Mortality Database

The Human Mortality Database is a collection of detailed population and mortality data, created to support research in longevity. It has celebrated its 10th anniversary in May. more

May 30, 2012 | News


Pavel Grigoriev from the Laboratory of Demographic Data has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. In his studies, he analyzed mortality data in Belarus. more

May 18, 2012 | In the press

Having kids does make us happy

An article published in the newspaper USAtoday does away with the myth that childless people are happier than parents. The article is based on research among other carried out by MPIDR-researcher Mikko Myrskylä. more

May 16, 2012 | Event

Workshop on Evolutionary Demography

From June 6-8, a workshop on evolutionary demography will take place at the MPIDR. The aim of the organizers is to bring together scientists who are working in this growing field of research.  more

May 15, 2012 | Poster award

How influenza pandemics spread

MPIDR-Researchers Carlo Giovanni Camarda and Jim Oeppen have been awarded a prize for their poster showing a new approach to the analysis of influenza pandemics.  more

April 27, 2012 | In the press

Is Aging evitable?

In an interview with academiaNet MPIDR researcher Annette Baudisch explains why it is important to distinguish between the pace and shape of aging. more

April 13, 2012 | In the Press

Family structures in Eastern Germany are similar to those found in Scandinavia

“Family structures in Eastern Germany are in many respects more modern than those in Western Germany,” MPIDR researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld said in an interview with the news agency dpa. more

April 11, 2012 | New Publication

HIV destroys family structures

AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe are suffering due to the dissolution of the traditional family network, according to a simulation that modeled the population development of the country. more

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