October 22, 2012 | New Publication

Age 100 Is within Sight

In 1950, the average life expectancy for women in Iceland was 73.5 years. But this figure is a snapshot of the conditions of the year 1950. The global life expectancy record for women of this cohort is actually expected to be at least 10 years higher. more

October 16, 2012 | Lectures

Public Lectures on Well-Being and Happiness

Within the framework of the international Ph.D. program Demo-Doc, three renowned scientists will hold lectures on October 22 and 23 on well-being and happiness. The lectures are open to the public. more

October 8, 2012 | New Publication

Demographic miracle in the deserts

Using demographic methods, ecologist Roberto Salguero-Gómez investigates desert plants to find out how vulnerable they are to climate change. The results of his newest study are surprising: Climate change may have a positive impact on some plants.


September 4, 2012 | New Publication

Dryland ecosystems

Almost half of the Earth´s land surface is covered with deserts, savanna, and steppe. Nevertheless, these dryland ecosystems are only poorly investigated. MPIDR-researcher Roberto Salguero-Gomez has guest edited a theme issue on this topic. more

August 16, 2012 | Suessmilch Lecture

Demography of Family

Sociologist Gøsta Esping-Andersen from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona will give a lecture at the MPIDR titled “Re-theorizing family demography” on August 23th. more

August 7, 2012 | Upcoming Publication

The Demography of Roman Italy

MPIDR researcher Saskia Hin has written a book that provides a new perspective on the population history of Italy during the late Roman Republic.  more

July 31, 2012 | News


MPIDR researcher Ekaterina Ogurtsova was awarded a prize for the best student presentation at the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. more

July 23, 2012 | In the Press

Measuring Migration-flows with E-Mails

MPIDR researcher Emilio Zagheni has shown that migration trends can be measured using e-mail traffic, a result widely covered in the media. more

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