News & Press Releases

January 27, 2016 | News | New Database

COMADRE: Uniform data for Biodemography

Recently, the Open Access database COMADRE went online. The database run by the MPIDR contains demographic information on an unprecedented variety and number of animal species. In an article published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the makers of the database present their project. more

January 15, 2016 | News

Caravan of Science 2016

From January 13 to 26, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 20, the MPIDR opens its doors to about a hundred students. more

January 12, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Expected and Unexpected Effects of Childbearing

On January 19, 2016 Øystein Kravdal from the University of Oslo, Norway will give a talk about the methodologically and politically important distinction of expected and unexpected effects of childbearing at the MPIDR. more

January 6, 2016 | News | New Publication

The impact of violence on Mexico’s life expectancy

After six decades of improvements in life expectancy, Mexican life expectancy has stagnated since the beginning of the 21st century. The reason for the stagnation is the upsurge of homicide rates among men after 2005. This is the finding of a study conducted by EDSD-doctoral student José Manuel Aburto. more

December 16, 2015 | DeFo News

Decline in dementia

In the new issue of Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand, read about how the number of people with dementia is changing, and why high levels of education could exacerbate the effects of demographic change. more

December 10, 2015 | News | Call for papers

2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium

The Human Fertility Data Project team invites contributions to the 2nd HFD Symposium on “Population-level fertility research: State of the art”. Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 23. more

December 8, 2015 | Press Release

Forever young

Senescence, the decay of a living body with age, is not inevitable for all species, as a long-term experiment with the freshwater polyp Hydra proves. more

December 1, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Population Density, Fertility, and Demographic Convergence in Developing Countries

On December 8, David de la Croix of the Université catholique Louvain will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will explain how population density and fertility are connected in developing countries. more

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