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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.


November 12, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Alastair H. Leyland, University of Glasgow, more

December 10, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Stefanie Mollborn, University of Colorado Boulder, more

December 11, 2019

Fundamentals of Digital and Computational Demography

E. Zagheni, more

January 21, 2020


S. Leek, more

March 3, 2020

Süßmilch Lecture

Mark Ellis, University of Washington, more

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November 8, 2019 | News

Computational Methods and Data Sources for Migration Research in the Digital Era

The MPIDR organizes a workshop on migration data and models, at the 11th Social Informatics Conference in Doha, Qatar, on November 18th, 2019. more

November 7, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Measuring health inequalities – and why we struggle to reduce them

On November 12th, Alastair Leyland from the University of Glasgow, will give a lecture titled "Measuring health inequalities – and why we struggle to reduce them" as part of the Suessmilch Lecture series. more

November 7, 2019 | First Annual Academy

New Doctoral Program IMPRS-PHDS started

The first Annual Academy of the new doctoral program IMPRS-PHDS was held at the MPIDR at the beginning of November. 22 doctoral students form the first cohort of the program. more

October 31, 2019 | New Publication

Stagnation of mortality improvement in England and Wales

Long overlooked and recently discovered through a detailed data analysis: young and middle-aged men and women in England and Wales have significantly higher mortality rates than the same age groups in comparable countries since the early 2000s. more


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