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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.


May 21, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture: New Methods for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis

Chris Winship, Harvard University, more

June 18, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Jennifer Hook, University of Southern California, more

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Projekttage Schulklassen

S. Leek, more

October 22, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, more

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May 15, 2019

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das Online-Journal Demographic Research sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft. more

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May 14, 2019 | New Publication

What musical taste reveals about cultural identity

Using Facebook data on musical preferences, MPIDR researchers have shown in a new study that immigrants in the US adapt to the culture of their new homeland in very diverse ways. more

May 14, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Understanding Social Change: New Methods for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis

On May 21, Christopher Winship from the Harvard University will give a talk about new methods for age-period-cohort analysis at the MPIDR. more

April 11, 2019 | Press Release

Lower Pension, shorter Life

Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off, a new MPIDR study shows. more


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