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October 31, 2019 | News | New Publication

Mortality in England and Wales


Long overlooked and recently discovered through a detailed data analysis: young and middle-aged men and women in England and Wales have significantly higher mortality rates than the same age groups in comparable countries since the early 2000s. more

October 28, 2019 | News | Rostock Open Science Workshop

Rostock Open Science Workshop


The Rostock Open Science Workshop introduced demographic researchers to the tools and practices of open science. Now they are available for everyone. more

October 17, 2019 | News | New Publication

Life expectancy of parents

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Does having children make us live longer? The numbers say yes, but the reasons are not yet understood. There somehow seems to be a link between people’s life expectancy and the number of children they have. more

October 16, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

His and her earnings following parenthood


On October 22nd, 2019, Kelly Musick from Cornell University, will give a lecture on couples’ earnings following first child birth in the US, the UK and Germany and resulting gender equality. more

October 15, 2019 | News | Succesful Workshop

Gender Gaps in Health


Can science reduce gender inequalities in health? This is one of the many questions that was posed at the MPIDR-conference “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health and Mortality” in Italy in early October. more

October 08, 2019 | Press Release

Highest mortality risks for poor and unemployed

For the first time, researchers calculated reliably how mortality in Germany depends on education, income or employment status. According to this, unemployment doubles the risk to die. more

October 07, 2019 | Defo News

How children influence the life expectancy of their parents

You can find out why parents live longer on average than childless people and how migrants and native-born women think about reproductive medicine by reading the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” more

October 04, 2019 | News

Doctorate received

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On October 2, 2019 Karen van Hedel successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. more

September 30, 2019 | News | Interview

How united is Germany?

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Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) are using various approaches to investigate how demography has developed in East and West Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This interview gathers their quotes. more

September 30, 2019 | News | Dossier

30 Years Fall of the Wall


The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Life in East and West Germany has now converged in many areas, but differences remain. In this dossier we have put together the East-West issue addressed by researchers at the MPIDR. 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.