News & Press Releases

October 19, 2017 | News | New Publication

Is walking down the aisle losing appeal?

Until the 1960s people wanting to establish a family tied the knot first. In today’s time, however, adherence to this norm hinges on the country in question, the woman’s social status, and her economic autonomy, says a  MPIDR study. more

October 10, 2017 | DeFo News

Pension rates have an impact on the birth rate

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand” why and where the proportion of non-marital births has risen, why there are regional differences in the final number of children, and how pension rates have an impact on the birth rate. more

October 4, 2017 | News | Former MPIDR Director

Impressions of the workshop held in memory of Jan Hoem

On April 11, 2017, the MPIDR held a workshop in memory of its former Director Jan Hoem, who passed away at the end of February of this year. Here we have summarized some impressions of the event. more

September 22, 2017 | News


MPIDR PhD student Georg Wenau was presented with the best poster award at the annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demografie. more

September 21, 2017 | News

“Best Paper” award for Tobias Vogt

At this year's conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie, Tobias Vogt was presented with the award for "Best Paper." more

August 7, 2017 | News | Storify

Highlights of the Rostock Retreat data visualization workshop

Data visualization enthusiats gathered at the MPIDR in Rostock for the first Rostock Retreat workshop, testing a new interactive event format. A Storify of the highlights. more

August 3, 2017 | News | New publication

Bechstein’s bats don’t age

Bechstein’s bat has a low death rate well into old age. This could be one reason why unusual natural events often have such severe consequences for the bat's populations. more

July 20, 2017 | Press Release

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years

People with good health behaviors can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health. more

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