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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 27, 2018

Meeting - Lab of Population Health

Kieron Barclay et al., more

October 9, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture

Herbert L. Smith, University of Pennsylvania, more

November 20, 2018

Süßmilch Lecture

Ann M. Berrington, University of Southampton, more

December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018

IUSSP workshop on mortality monitoring

Emilio Zagheni, more

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September 4, 2018

3 Student Assistants

The MPIDR is seeking 3 Student Assistants. more

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September 4, 2018 | New Publication

Aging by accident

Young adults experience increased mortality, known as the accident hump. But not all of these deaths are accidents. And some of them are due to senescence. A new method allows for decomposing and visualizing what’s really in the hump. more

August 28, 2018 | Interview

Forecasting Fertility: Should we care about the method?

Five questions to Christina Bohk-Ewald on her new study evaluating cohort fertility forecasting methods. more

August 16, 2018 | New Publication

The survival advantage of women increases after a hospital stay

Men have a higher risk of death than women at every age. As people become old and sick, the absolute survival advantage of women becomes much larger, a new MPIDR study shows. more

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


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