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October 14, 2020 | News | Postdoc Stipend

Viorela Diaconu receives postdoc stipend from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation


Thanks to the funding from the foundation, Viorela Diaconu will further expand her research at MPIDR. She investigates socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among the elderly in Europe. more

October 01, 2020 | Press Release

Hospital Care in Denmark: More Geriatric Staff Needed by 2050

The population is aging in high income countries, and the proportion of older people with major chronic conditions being treated in hospitals is growing. Therefore, the need for hospital care rises. In the case of Denmark, that demand will almost double between 2013 and 2050. more

September 30, 2020 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Gordon Rinderknecht is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab


How do people spend their time throughout a typical day? And how to collect data about it? That is what Gordon Rinderknecht, new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab drives most in his research. In Rostock, he likes the architecture and the view from his office the most; and German bread. more

September 29, 2020 | Defo News

Life expectancy: Why is the USA doing so badly?

Read in the new issue of "Demographic Research At First Hand" why life expectancy in the USA is so low and whether separated parents are better off if they equally provide care for their child. more

September 17, 2020 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Five new PhD students


In September five PhD students from five countries started their research projects at the MPIDR in Rostock. They work in fields like population health, fertility and digital demography. more

September 16, 2020 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

Ole Hexel is new researcher at the Digital and Computational Demography Lab


How do families support each other across generations with monetary and material gifts in different countries? Ole Hexel, new researcher at MPIDR, is investigating these and other questions. Born and raised in Rostock, he loves the Baltic Sea at all seasons. more

September 03, 2020 | News | Research funding

ERC Grant for Mathias Lerch


Mathias Lerch receives a 1.49 million Euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to conduct the project “Migration in cities of the global South: drivers, interactions and socio-demographic consequences” (MIC). more

September 01, 2020 | Press Release

Mortality Worldwide: Be Generous, Live Longer

Sharing is caring: the more resources people share within a society, the better for health and longevity. Fanny Kluge and Tobias Vogt analyzed data for 34 countries on all continents and found a strong association between the amount of money shared between generations and longevity. more

August 27, 2020 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR

D. Susie Lee is new researcher at the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being


Investigating variation in the fertility of individuals and groups is D. Susie Lee's field of research. The new researcher in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being is also interested in good science communication. more

August 21, 2020 | Press Release

Elderly in the US: Risk of Dementia has been Rising for Years - Instead of Falling

Over the past 20 years or so, the risk for US men and women of suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia has increased. This is the conclusion of a new study by MPIDR researchers and colleagues that takes into account learning effects when repeating the same dementia test. 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.