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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. At the MPIDR, researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, digital demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. The Institute is headed by its directors Mikko Myrskylä and Emilio Zagheni.

The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.


October 22, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture: His and her earnings following parenthood in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, more

November 4, 2019

PHDS Annual Academy

H. Maier, more

November 12, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Alastair H. Leyland, University of Glasgow, more

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September 17, 2019

W2 Research Faculty Position (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography

The MPIDR is recruiting a highly qualified Research Faculty (W2 level, equivalent to Associate Professor in the German academic system) to join the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography. more

September 25, 2019

Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2019/2020

The MPIDR is highly interested in hosting up to two independent Max Planck Research Groups. more

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October 17, 2019 | New Publication

How children influence the life expectancy of their parents

Does having children make us live longer? The numbers say yes, but the reasons are not yet understood. There somehow seems to be a link between people’s life expectancy and the number of children they have. more

October 16, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

His and her earnings following parenthood in the US, Germany and UK

On October 22nd, 2019, Kelly Musick from Cornell University, will give a lecture on couples’ earnings following first child birth in the US, the UK and Germany and resulting gender equality. more

October 15, 2019 | Succesful Workshop

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health

Can science reduce gender inequalities in health? This is one of the many questions that was posed at the MPIDR-conference “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health and Mortality” in Italy in early October. more

October 8, 2019 | Press Release

Highest mortality risks for poor and unemployed

For the first time, researchers calculated reliably how mortality in Germany depends on education, income or employment status. According to this, unemployment doubles the risk to die. more


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