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April 29, 2020 | News | Science videos

Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez explain their research


Short and sweet: that's how the MPIDR researchers Mine Kühn and Diego Alburez-Gutierrez present the topics they have been investigating for years in two videos.


April 28, 2020 | News | Apply for Research Fellowship

Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships

We invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. more

April 23, 2020 | Press Release

The gender cliff: Why women in a partnership seldom earn more than men

In many European countries, most women earn no more than half of the household income. This seems to indicate that the belief that the man should bring home the lion’s share of the family income still prevails. However, a new study by research scientist Andre Grow shows that there may be other reasons why a man generally earns more than his partner. more

April 14, 2020 | Press Release

Demographic Research about the Corona Pandemic: This is what scientists at MPIDR are investigating

In short statements, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) explain the issues they are currently investigating in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic. more

April 13, 2020 | News | Online Petition by MPIDR-researchers

More Covid-19 tests in Latin America

Three MPIDR-researchers Enrique Acosta, Diego Alburez-Gutierrez and Marília R. Nepomuceno started an online petition to increase the coverage of Covid-19 testing in Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this interview, they explain why that is important. more

April 01, 2020 | News | Congratulations

Doctorate obtained

Andreas Höhn

On March 30th, Andreas Höhn from the Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Gender, Hospitalization, and Mortality” at the University of Southern Denmark. more

March 30, 2020 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Katja Gramsch is new event manager


Katja Gramsch has real organizing ability. She has been working in the hotel industry for 13 years, planning weddings and corporate events. Since March she is responsible for the organisation of workshops at MPIDR. more

March 25, 2020 | Press Release

Gender and social equality does not always lead to equal health for men and women

In equitable societies, women and men assess their health in a similar way - but not in Cuba. MPIDR researcher Mine Kühn confirms this in her latest publication. more

March 24, 2020 | Defo News

Many workers want to perform unpaid work in old age

How many and which people plan to continue working while in retirement, and why women so seldom earn more than their partner, are among the topics you can read about in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” more

March 20, 2020 | News | Interview

Coronavirus survey: That is what MPIDR scientists want to find out


Daniela Perrotta, André Grow, and a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), want to analyze people’s health behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. That is why they are currently conducting a survey via Facebook. more

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.