Life expectancy in Germany

Low regional inequalities in life expectancy by international standards

Compared to other OECD countries, Germany experiences low regional inequalities in life expectancy despite having comparatively large regional economic inequalities.  More



Project Day with pupils

Pupils become researchers: "Wissenskarawane"

How do demographers work? Participants in the "Wissenskarawane" will gain insight into the everyday working lives of MPIDR researchers and they will analyze demographic data.  More

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Introduction to our research groups

Fertility and Well-Being


Thesis successfully defended

Enrique Acosta from the Laboratory of Population Health defended his doctoral thesis with the mention of “exceptional” and was recommended for the Dean´s list of honor at the Département de démographie at the Université de Montréal.  More

Selected Publications

Bohk-Ewald, C.; Li, P.; Myrskylä, M.:

Forecast accuracy hardly improves with method complexity when completing cohort fertility Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115:37, 9187–9192. (2018).

Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:

The impact of Hurricane Maria on out-migration from Puerto Rico: evidence from Facebook data Population and Development Review 45:3, 617–630. (2019).

More Publications

Course Application: Deadline January 20th

Microsimulation using Socsim (IDEM 116)

Working at MPIDR

Life & Research in Rostock

New Publication

Working women healthier even after retirement age

Research scientist Jennifer Caputo shows positive long-term relationships between working at midlife and health over many following years, even past retirement age.  More


What is Demography?

What is demography?

Glossary of Demographic Terms

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Demographic Research


Demographic Research in Rostock

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock investigates the structure and dynamics of populations. Directors of the Institute are Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni.  More

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.