News & Press Releases

April 28, 2016 | News | In the press

What life expectancy does to equality

Women outlive men in almost all countries. The genders are converging but some differences will remain, says MPIDR-researcher Anna Oksuzyan in an article on sueddeutsche.de  about her research. more

April 20, 2016 | News | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Families unmarried

Unmarried births are becoming the norm in Western Europe, but their share is falling in Eastern Europe as a study by MPIDR researcher Sebastian Klüsener shows. more

April 19, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Demography across Scales

On April 26, Annette Baudisch from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, will give a lecture at the MPIDR. She will explain how a shift in perspective on individuals and populations opens new directions in mathematical demography. more

April 11, 2016 | DeFo News

Back to Work

Read in the new issue of „Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ how commuting to work affects health and why well-educated mothers are returning back to the labor market faster in many European countries. more

April 11, 2016 | Press Release

Children of older mothers do better

Children of older mothers are healthier, taller and obtain more education than the children of younger mothers. The reason is that in industrialized countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting healthier by the year. In other words, it pays off to be born later. more

April 6, 2016 | News

New Chief Research Coordinator

On  April 1, André Schmandke took over as chief research coordinator of the MPIDR. Prior to  his new position, the 33-year-old had headed the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging for two years. more

April 6, 2016 | News

New MaxNetAging Coordinator

On April 1, Beatrice Michaelis took over as head of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The 36-year-old came from the “Young Academy” in Berlin, where she worked as a research coordinator. more

March 29, 2016 | News | New Publication

Explaining the recent increase in life expectancy of Danish women

After years of stagnation, life expectancy for women in Denmark is increasing again. A new study published today in PNAS by MPIDR researchers explains the reasons for this increase. more

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