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October 9, 2016 | News | News

MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti is awarded the Valeria Solesin prize

On October 9, 2016 MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti has been awarded the “Valeria Solesin” prize by the Italian Society of Statistics for his thesis. The prize is endowed with 1000 Euro. more

September 29, 2016 | News


On September 27, 2016, MPIDR PhD student Robert Stelter successfully defended his PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and at the University of Rostock. In his work, Robert Stelter studied incentives to procreate from three different perspectives. more

September 26, 2016 | DeFo News

Raven mothers and raven fathers

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" what Europe thinks of working moms with small children and how the highly educated can show us the way to higher life expectancy. more

September 8, 2016 | News | News

1.48 Million Euro Grant for Alyson van Raalte

MPIDR-researcher Alyson van Raalte has been awarded a grant of up to 1.48 million euro from the European Research Council for a research project on  inequalities in ages at death. more

August 31, 2016 | News | Interview

The next million-dollar question in demography

An interview with MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä about the future of our longer lives, the riddle of low fertility, gender equality and why demographic science should care about people’s well-being. more

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

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