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November 30, 2015 | News


On November 27, Thi Mai Van Bui, a PhD Student at the MPIDR, has successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Rostock. She investigated retirement decisions in a family context. more

November 18, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Educational Attainment and Mortality

On November 24, Mark D. Hayward of the University of Texas Austin will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will deal with the question about the growing importance of advanced education in the US for improving adult life expectancy. more

November 16, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Family Planning Indicators

On November 23 Leontine Alkema of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will explain a method to estimate and project family planning indicators. more

November 13, 2015 | News | New Publication

Gender Differences in Health and Disability

Women in developed countries live longer than men, but on average they have poorer health and more disabilities. Max Planck India Fellow Nandita Saikia investigates whether these differences also apply to men and women in India. more

October 26, 2015 | News | New publication

Childhood shapes attitude to motherhood

Women in Eastern Germany on average have children earlier than women in the old Länder. But what about Eastern German women who migrated to the west? MPIDR-researcher Anja Vatterrott has looked at this question to determine whether it is external conditions or rather socialization that influences the birth behavior. more

October 21, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-Death Trajectories

Life expectancy is increasing in many prosperous countries to a similar extent. However, the development of the distribution of cause of death differs from country to country.  A newly convened researchers IUSSP Panel aims now at examining these differences. The Chairman of the Panel, Ulrich Mueller, will give a talk about the project on October 27. more

October 20, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Modeling Choice

How can human characteristics like values, habit, and social influences be dealt with in statistics? On October 28, 2015 Joan Walker from the University of California, Berkeley, will give answers during a Süßmilch Lecture at the MPIDR. more

October 17, 2015 | News | Max Planck Research

A Hint of Immortality

Eternal life lasts a very long time. MPIDR researcher Ralf Schaible can already affirm that the freshwater polyp Hydra comes quite close to this ideal. In a long-term experiment he and his colleagues investigate why, under certain circumstances, Hydra doesn’t age. more

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