News & Press Releases

August 17, 2016 | News

European Population Conference 2016

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Mainz from 31 August to 3 September. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

August 10, 2016 | News

India: 26.8 million people with disabilities

About one billion people worldwide and 27 million people in India have disabilities. MPIDR researchers found out that large disparities are hidden behind the large number for India, with disability prevalence most pronounced in disadvantaged regions and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups. more

July 19, 2016 | News | New Publication

Why men feel healthier and women live longer

In most countries, men score pretty well in assessing their own health. Yet they have a lower life expectancy. The paradox is especially pronounced in Russia, where men on average die eleven years earlier – yet they are healthier. Or are they not? more

July 6, 2016 | DeFo News

Unequal distribution of life-years

Read in the new issue of " Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand " why men feel that they are healthier yet women live longer, and how the job, money, and education determines our life expectancy. more

June 20, 2016 | News | New Publication

The demographic situation in Europe in 2060

The MPIDR researcher Fanny Kluge has estimated how different the effects of an aging society will be on different European countries. One finding of her work is that the countries that have yet to recover from the Great Recession will face massive problems within a few decades. more

June 16, 2016 | News | Interview

“Forecasts are the ultimate test of whether a theory is correct"

Since April 2016, Roland Rau has been heading the new MPIDR research group "Mathematical and Actuarial Demography". In this interview, he explains why it is important to return to the origins of demography. more

June 6, 2016 | News | Rostocks Eleven

A full-time job is good for single parents

Single parents get ill notably more often than mothers who have a partner at their side. MPIDR-researcher Mine Kühn has investigated why this is so. She found out that a job worked full-time of all positively affects the health of these women. more

May 20, 2016 | Press Release

“We don’t know nearly enough about migration”

In an article that appeared today in the scientific journal Science, leading researchers in the field of migration call for better data on migration flows for research and policy-making. more

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