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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 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 25, 2018

Post-Docs / Research Scientists (Department Zagheni)

The MPIDR is recruiting 2-3 highly qualified Post-Docs / Research Scientists to join the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography. more

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

September 21, 2018

PhD studentship in Population Health

We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a 3.5-year St Andrews–Max Planck PhD studentship in Population Health. more

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October 9, 2018 | Infoletter

Children, Job and Pension: How and With Whom We Spend Our Time

Read about what factors determine whether separated fathers maintain regular contact with their children and how an economic crisis affects working life expectancy in the new of issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” more

October 5, 2018 | Big Data

Workshop: Symposium on Digital Demography

The MPIDR is organizing and hosting the first Symposium on Digital Demography (Rostock, October 17-18, 2018). more

October 1, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?

On October 9th, Herbert L. Smith from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, will give a talk at the MPIDR about Age Period Cohort Analysis. more

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


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