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January 24, 2013 | The Biodemography of Aging

A new Max Planck Center opens in Denmark

The Max Planck Society, in association with Syddansk University, has established a center for research on the biodemography of aging. MPIDR Director James W. Vaupel will head up the center, which opens on January 31, 2013. more

January 18, 2013 | Suessmilch Lecture

Genetics and Demography

Sociologist Melinda Mills from the University of Groningen will give a lecture at the MPIDR titled “Fertile Frontiers: Towards genetically-informed demographic research to study fertility” more

January 15, 2013 | New Research Project

Health and Survival in Industrialized Countries

Why do some countries experience continuous improvements in health and survival while others are lagging behind? A French-German team of scientists aims to answer this question more

January 7, 2013 | New Publication

France is growing while Germany is shrinking

In the future, fewer people will live in Germany than in its neighbor to the west more

December 18, 2012 | New Publication

Family and Partnership in eastern and western Germany: Things staying different after all?

Twenty years into unification - and still, eastern and western Germans continue to have different living arrangements. Which are these? A book, co-edited by MPIDR-researcher Michaela Kreyenfeld, provides answers.  more

November 6, 2012 | New Publication

Regional Mortality Differences in Germany

The MPIDR has published a new monograph in the "Demographic Research" series. In this book, author Eva Kibele researches and illustrates the distribution pattern of mortality risk in Germany. more

November 2, 2012 | New Science Publication

The Roots of Aging

According to classical evolutionary theory, aging evolved because nature’s selective forces diminish as age increases. Two MPIDR scientists suggest that we may have to seek for an alternative explanation to understand why we age. more

October 30, 2012 | In the Press

More Life to Live

Human mortality risk continues to decline. This downward trend has now lasted for well over 100 years. What was once the statistical investigation of death has become the science of long life. This is the issue that occupies MPIDR demographer Jutta Gampe. more

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