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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.


September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018

Postponement of Parenthood: Causes and Consequences

Kieron Barclay et al., more

September 15, 2018

Max Planck Day


October 9, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture

Herbert L. Smith, University of Pennsylvania, more

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Symposium on digital demography

E. Zagheni, more

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June 26, 2018


Das MPIDR sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt für den Verwaltungsbereich eine*n Fremdsprachensekretär*in. more

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August 8, 2018 | News

Transfers in an aging European Union

The populations of all European countries are getting older, but not in same way or at the same pace. MPIDR researcher Fanny Kluge has offered a thought experiment: What would a transfer union look like in which the costs carried by the demographically disadvantaged countries is borne by the other countries? more

July 17, 2018 | New Publication

Do socioeconomic differences in hospital days grow or shrink with age?

Individuals highly educated and on a high income spend less time in hospital. This is well known. But whether these influences grow or shrink with age is still disputed. A new MPIDR study now shows that both may hold.


July 2, 2018 | Infoletter

Childlessness, hospital stays, and life as a risk

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand" how income and social status impacts the duration of hospital stay and why rising life expectancy often goes hand in hand with having a higher risks of disease. more

June 22, 2018 | Big Data

Workshop: Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research

How can online data be dealt with properly in demography? MPIDR researchers take part in organizing a workshop on online data at the International Conference on Web and Social Media in Stanford. more


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