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January 17, 2020 | Life expectancy in Germany

Low regional inequalities in life expectancy by international standards


Compared to other OECD countries, Germany experiences low regional variation in life expectancy despite having comparatively large regional economic inequalities. more

January 07, 2020

Thesis successfully defended

Lisa Y. Dillon

Enrique Acosta from the Laboratory of Population Health defended his doctoral thesis with the mention of “exceptional” and was recommended for the Dean´s list of honor at the Département de démographie at the Université de Montréal. more

December 19, 2019 | Season’s Greetings

A Time to Enjoy with Family and Friends


We wish all our employees, alumni, and those associated with our institute happy holidays and a wonderful start into 2020.  more

December 12, 2019 | New Publication

Working women healthier even after retirement age

Research scientist Jennifer Caputo shows positive long-term relationships between working at midlife and health over many following years, even past retirement age. more

November 22, 2019 | Database Update

New Data on Longevity

Scientists who want to do research on very old people can roll up their sleeves: The International Database on Longevity provides new data sets from 14 countries. more

November 08, 2019 | Workshop

Computational Methods and Data for Migration


The MPIDR organizes a workshop on migration data and models, at the 11th Social Informatics Conference in Doha, Qatar, on November 18th, 2019. more

November 07, 2019 | Suessmilch Lecture

Measuring health inequalities

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On November 12th, Alastair Leyland from the University of Glasgow, will give a lecture titled "Measuring health inequalities – and why we struggle to reduce them" as part of the Suessmilch Lecture series. more

November 07, 2019 | First Annual Academy

New Doctoral Program IMPRS-PHDS started


The first Annual Academy of the new doctoral program IMPRS-PHDS was held at the MPIDR at the beginning of November. 22 doctoral students form the first cohort of the program. more

October 31, 2019 | 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 | 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

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.