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May 14, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Understanding Social Change: New Methods for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis

On May 21, Christopher Winship from the Harvard University will give a talk about new methods for age-period-cohort analysis at the MPIDR. more

May 08, 2019 | News | Conference Announcement

Human Mortality Database Symposium

The Human Mortality Database Project team is organizing the 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium. The Symposium and the Satellite Meeting are scheduled to take place on 13-15th of May, 2019 at the Harnack Haus in Berlin. more

April 16, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Life after death: The scale and salience of mortality exposure in sub-Saharan Africa

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On April 23, 2019, Emily Smith-Greenaway from the University of Southern California, will give a lecture about life after death: The scale and salience of mortality exposure in sub-Saharan Africa. more

April 12, 2019 | News

Immigrants in Italy: Arriving healthy, staying healthy?

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Two researchers from the MPIDR have shown that the health of migrants in Italy adapts over time to that of their new compatriots. The worse the socio-economic situation of the immigrants is, the faster this convergence is. more

April 11, 2019 | Press Release

Lower Pension, shorter Life

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Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off, a new MPIDR study shows. more

April 01, 2019 | News | PAA 2019

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2019

Several MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in Austin, Texas, USA from April 10–13, 2019. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

March 26, 2019 | Defo News

Who moved up, who moved down? Careers over the past 80 years

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" which factors influenced career advancement and decline in the last 80 years and how differently men and women go through the rush hour of life. more

March 15, 2019 | News | News

Marcus Ebeling was awarded the Young Investigator Award of the German Demographic Association


At this year's annual meeting of the German Society for Demography, which took place in Bamberg from March, 13 to 15,  2019, MPIDR researcher Marcus Ebeling was awarded the Young Investigator Award. more

March 12, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Equivalence scales and the distribution of household income: do we know what we´re doing?

On March 19, Martin Werding from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will give a lecture about equivalence scales and the distribution of household income at the MPIDR. more

January 22, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Leveraging Genetics to Inform Social Demography

On January 29, Dalton Conley from Princeton University will give a talk at the MPIDR about sociogenomic research. 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.