July 17, 2013 | New Publication

For the first time, higher life expectancy is reported for East Germany

 For the first time, women in the East between the ages of 50 and 64 have lower mortality than women in the West more

July 12, 2013 | News

Poster Award for Christine Schnor

Ph.D. student Christine Schnor was awarded a poster prize during the international workshop “Life Course Transition after Separation“ more

July 4, 2013 | News Release

Mikko Myrskylä appointed professor at LSE

MPIDR-researcher Mikko Myrskylä has been appointed full professor at the London School of Economics. He will take up his new position in the Department of Social Policy in September. more

June 20, 2013 | News


On June 19, Boris Kramer from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Mainz. His Ph.D. research focused on the lifespan of eusocial insects. more

June 10, 2013 | News Release

More child daycare places, more children?

Are birth rates rising when the state ensures that childcare provision is high? MPIDR-researcher Sandra Krapf has been looking deeper into this matter. At Rostock’s Eleven, to take place June 13, 2013, she will present some of the results of her Ph.D. work. more

June 6, 2013 | Research Award

Adam Lenart awarded the Otto Hahn Medal

MPIDR-researcher Adam Lenart has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal. The Medal comes with a prize money of 7500 Euro and is awarded by the Max Planck Society to young scientists for outstanding scientific achievements. more

April 16, 2013 | Suessmilch Lecture

Why people migrate

On April 19 Filiz Garip from Harvard University will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will focus on the question, which mechanisms underly the migration from Mexico to the US more

April 12, 2013 | Event

2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring

The 2nd Conference of the Rostocker Ring will be held on May 29-30 at the MPIDR. Alumni and friends of the Institute are invited to attend and  young researchers have the opportunity  to meet senior scientists in a “speed-informing session”. more

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