February 25, 2014 | News

New Research Group on Lifecourse, Social Policy, and Family

The MPIDR has launched a new research group, focusing in the main on the interplay between social policy and familial behavior. The group is led by Michaela Kreyenfeld. more

February 19, 2014 | News

Higher pensions and more money for health care spending add to life expectancy

MPIDR researchers Fanny Kluge and Tobias Vogt have been awarded a paper price by the Journal of Economics of Ageing. The article looks into the question of whether public spending on pension and health care increases life expectancy. more

February 13, 2014 | News


MPIDR researcher Tobias Vogt has successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Rostock. His Ph.D. work addressed the extent to which specific factors —  primarily health care and disposable income — lead to higher life expectancy. more

February 3, 2014 | Aging Research


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Starting February 3, 12 participants from six countries will stay at the Institute for six month. more

January 20, 2014 | News

175 years of Germany in fast motion

Spiegel Online has constructed an interactive map of Germany's population development - with data supplied by MPIDR researcher Sebastian Klüsener. The Institute is making available the original data to those interested. more

January 17, 2014 | News

Michaela Kreyenfeld appointed professor at Hertie School

MPIDR researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld has been appointed Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. more

January 12, 2014 | News

Caravan of Science 2014

At the opening event of the “Caravan of Science” (Wissenskarawane) on January 15, 2014 at the MPIDR school students have the possibility to visit the institute and to get insights into the work of demographic researchers. more

January 9, 2014 | Science Soap aus Rostock

“Storm of Knowledge”, last episode for now

Friday, the 10th of January will see the fifth and last episode of the Science Soap “Storm of Knowledge” (“Sturm des Wissens”) – at least for now. The series is shot in Rostock and aims to encourage young women to take up university studies in the technical and natural sciences. more

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