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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.


January 29, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture: Deploying genetics to inform social demography

Dalton C. Conley, Princeton University, more

May 21, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Chris Winship, Harvard University, more

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November 29, 2018

Science Communication Editor (m/f)

The MPIDR in Rostock is looking for a Science Communication Editor (m/f) to join Press and Public Relations as soon as possible. more

November 22, 2018

Assistant Managing Editor (19.5 hours/week)

The MPIDR in Rostock is looking to recruit an Assistant Managing Editor (19.5 hours/week) for the online journal Demographic Research. more

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December 19, 2018 | Infoletter

Oldest old generally have fewer dementia diseases

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ what is so special about the health of those living long and how the stress of fertility clinic patients can be reduced. more

December 18, 2018 | Event

Rostock Retreat on Simulation

In July 2019, the Rostock Retreat on Simulation will bring together population researchers and social scientists from many disciplines who use computer simulations to advance discovery and generate new insights. Scientists are welcome to apply. The deadline is February 28, 2019. more

December 17, 2018 | News


On December 13, 2018, Inna Danilova successfully defended her doctoral thesis on spatial analysis of mortality data in Russia. more

December 4, 2018 | Call for Papers

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health

The MPIDR invites submissions to a conference on gender gaps in health taking place in Italy in October 2019. more


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