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

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

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