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October 10, 2011


MPIDR researcher Nuria Calduch received an “Early Career Scientist Award” at an international science conference in Gdansk. more

September 30, 2011 | In the Press

The Demographics of Inequality

The rapid increase of life expectancy seen in previous years in the country has come to a worrying halt, a study conducted by the MPDIR suggests. more

September 14, 2011 | Panel discussion

The "youth gap" in eastern Germany

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With the German reunification, birth rates in eastern Germany have dropped drastically. Today, the first smaller generations are starting their employment career. Are economic and political decision-makers ready for this? more

September 05, 2011

Start of the European Doctoral School of Demography

18 Ph.D students from all over Europe are hosted by Rostock’s MPIDR for the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) since  September 5, 2011. more

September 01, 2011 | In the Press

Interview: Robins and Alligators


What does aging mean in the light of evolution? MPIDR scientist Annette Baudisch gives answers in an interview published on more

August 26, 2011 | In the Press

Boys become men earlier

"An 18 year-old today is as physically developed as a 22-year-old in 1800”, MPIDR director Joshua Goldstein said in an article published in the daily newspaper "Die Welt". more

August 25, 2011

6th Place in the Rostocker Firmenlauf Competition

The 2nd Annual Rostocker Firmenlauf took place on August 24. The MPIDR team “Tempo Effects” achieved an impressive sixth-place finish. more

August 03, 2011 | In the Press

First the baby, then the wedding

“In the future, even more children will be born out of wedlock in Germany”, MPIDR scientist Michaela Kreyenfeld said in an article published in the Hamburger Abendblatt. more

July 28, 2011


MaxNetAging student Friederike Kachel received her Ph.D. Her research was about the evolution of human life history, and more specifically the postmenopausal lifespan of females. more

July 01, 2011 | Workshop Call4Papers

The “Lucky Few”?

Today, the first smaller generations are coming of age. Will they fare better because of their smaller size? A workshop on the "shrinking cohort size" will be held October, 4-5 2011. more


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