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The newsletter "Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand" is published by the MPIDR in cooperation with other renowned institutions, whose main research focus is on demography. It presents the newest results from demographic research, written for a wider public audience. The newsletter is published quarterly and freely available in digital as well as printed form.

June 30, 2020

Economic Aftermath of Demographic Change Could be Less Dramatic

Why the economic aftermath of demographic change could be less dramatic than expected and whether early retirement increases the chance of having grandchildren. Read all about this and more in the latest issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand”. more

March 24, 2020

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

December 17, 2019

Poor living environment – poor physical health

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" how a poor living environment affects health and how large the gap is between the number of children desired by and actually born to European women. more

October 07, 2019

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

June 26, 2019

Men or women - who is the sensitive gender?

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" how the opioid crisis in the USA is reducing average life expectancy. Other topics: Men or women - who is the sensitive gender? more

March 26, 2019

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

December 19, 2018

Oldest old generally have fewer dementia diseases

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ what is so special about the health of those living long and how the stress of fertility clinic patients can be reduced. more

October 09, 2018

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

July 02, 2018

Childlessness, hospital stays, and life as a risk

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand" how income and social status impacts the duration of hospital stay and why rising life expectancy often goes hand in hand with having a higher risks of disease. more

April 10, 2018

Fertility in Spain, alcohol in Europe, and family foundation in developing countries

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” what family size Spanish teenagers have in mind, how alcohol consumption lowers life expectancy in Middle and Eastern Europe, and how fertility in developing countries evolves. more

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