News & Press Releases

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 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 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

March 22, 2016 | News | PAA 2016

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2016

Several MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from March 31 – April 2. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

March 5, 2016 | News

Happy Birthday!

MPIDR Chief Research Coordinator Frans Willekens turns 70 on March 5. The staff at the MPIDR wish him a Happy Birthday! more

February 24, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The demographic diversity of immigrant populations in Australia

On March 2, James Raymer from the Australian National University will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will talk about the heterogeneity of Australia’s  immigrant population and address the short and long-term demographic consequences for this population group. more

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