News & Press Releases

December 19, 2016 | DeFo News

More people without children or less people with many children?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ how strongly future life expectancy in the Netherlands depends on the level of education and what impact a large health sector has on prosperity and economic growth. more

December 16, 2016 | News


On December 15, former MPIDR PhD student László Németh successfully defended his thesis at the University of Rostock. more

November 28, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Evaluating multi-regional population projections

On December 1, Joel E. Cohen from the Rockefeller University, NY, USA, will give a talk at the MPIDR entitled "Evaluating multi-regional population projections with Taylor's law of mean-variance scaling and its generalization". more

November 22, 2016 | Press Release

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

New PNAS study: The higher the life expectancy in a society, the smaller the difference between the ages at which people will die. Scientists discover a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs. more

November 15, 2016 | News | Call for Papers

Human Mortality Database Symposium

In 2017 the Human Mortality Database Project celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this occasion a symposium will be held on May 22 to 23, 2017 in Berlin. more

November 9, 2016 | News

Rostock Retreat on data visualization

In June 2017 the MPIDR hosts the Rostock Retreat on data visualization. The retreat aims to bring together people  interested in the visualization of population data. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017. more

November 2, 2016 | News | RAPHIS

New database with individual statistics from the 19th century

The database RAPHIS has gone online recently. It contains individual data from censuses, church registries and death registers in Rostock from 1800 to 1905. more

October 19, 2016 | News | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Life expectancy: trends among the highly educated show the way

Over the last century, life expectancy rose on average by three months a year. As this trend is mainly attributable to life expectancy gains among  more educated people people are getting older. This shows that there is still considerable room for for an increase in the average life expectancy to continue to improve. more

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