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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.


August 9, 2019 - August 10, 2019


Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, more

October 22, 2019

Süßmilch Lecture

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, more

November 4, 2019

PHDS Annual Academy

H. Maier, more

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June 13, 2019

Foreign Language Secretary

The MPIDR is seeking a foreign language secretary for the secretariat of International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS). more

June 24, 2019

Student Helper

The MPIDR's "Demographic Data" department is looking for a student helper as of 1.10.2019. more

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July 18, 2019 | New Publication

Fertility in the Global South: Decline not equally pronounced across regions

How have birth rates in urban and rural areas developed in countries of the Global South? Mathias Lerch discusses the similarities and differences he identified in his PLOS ONE article just published. more

July 9, 2019 | New Publication

Is there a more sensitive gender?

A common cliché says that men are tough guys but whine about small aches. Then again, statisticians also see that women often assess their health to be more poorly than men do. So, which sex is more vulnerable? more

July 3, 2019 | Press Release

In poor countries birth spacing affects infant mortality

In low-income countries children's chance of survival depends on the period between their birth and the birth of their sibling. In some cases, increasing the time between births by just one year can reduce the risk of infant mortality by about 50%. more

June 28, 2019 | Project Days

Pupils learn basics of demography

At the end of June, tenth grade pupils of Rostock’s Innerstädtisches Gymnasium and the city’s Gymnasium Reutershagen were guests at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). more


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