Konrad-Zuse-Straße 1
18057 Rostock, Germany
Getting there »


+49 381 2081 - 0


+49 381 2081 - 280



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.


November 20, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture: Understanding The Social Polarisation of Family Experience in the UK

Ann M. Berrington, University of Southampton, more

December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018

IUSSP workshop on mortality monitoring

Emilio Zagheni, more

More Events



September 25, 2018

Post-Docs and Research Scientists (Department Myrskylä)

The MPIDR is recruiting Post-Docs and Research Scientists for the Research Groups of Population Health, Labor Demography, or Fertility and Well-Being. more

October 22, 2018

IT-Assistent*in Helpdesk & Support

Wir suchen zum 01.02.2019 eine/n IT-Assistent/in Helpdesk & Support. more

November 7, 2018

Sachbearbeiter*in Einkauf/ Bau


More Jobs



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

November 5, 2018 | News

Recent Trends and Future Uncertainties in Longevity. 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium

The Human Mortality Database Project team invites contributions to the 5th HMD Symposium. more

October 26, 2018 | News


On October 26, 2018 Marcus Ebeling successfully defended his doctoral thesis with summa cum laude at the University of Rostock. more

October 23, 2018 | News

The economic crisis led to a sharp decline in working life expectancy in Spain

In times of demographic change, raising the retirement age is often discussed. But the length of our working lives depends to a large extent on how continuously we work. In Spain, for example, working life expectancy fell sharply during the economic crisis, a study by the MPIDR has shown. more


More News