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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.


December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018

IUSSP workshop on mortality monitoring

Emilio Zagheni, more

January 29, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture: Deploying genetics to inform social demography

Dalton C. Conley, Princeton 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

November 7, 2018

Sachbearbeiter*in Einkauf/ Bau


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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

November 29, 2018 | Press Release

Dying in hospital: Declining trend, but not for everyone

In many countries, the proportion of people dying in hospital has been decreasing for years. Until now, this was thought to apply to all age groups. A new study now draws attention to disturbing exceptions. more

November 19, 2018 | News

“Boomeranging” back to a parents’ home negatively affects young adults’ mental health

The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests. more

November 12, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Understanding The Social Polarisation of Family Experience in the UK

On November 20, Ann Berrington from the University of Southampton, UK, will give a talk about Social Polarisation of Family Experience in the UK. more


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