News & Press Releases

July 9, 2019 | News | New Publication

Is there a more sensitive gender?

A common cliché says that men are tough guys but whine about small aches. Then again, statisticians also see that women often assess their health to be more poorly than men do. So, which sex is more vulnerable? more

July 3, 2019 | Press Release

In poor countries birth spacing affects infant mortality

In low-income countries children's chance of survival depends on the period between their birth and the birth of their sibling. In some cases, increasing the time between births by just one year can reduce the risk of infant mortality by about 50%. more

July 1, 2019 | News | Rostock Retreat on Simulation

Enhance inspiration and collaboration in Rostock

Population researchers and social scientists who use computer simulations to advance discovery take part in the Rostock Retreat on Simulation at the MPIDR. more

June 28, 2019 | News | Project Days

Pupils learn basics of demography

At the end of June, tenth grade pupils of Rostock’s Innerstädtisches Gymnasium and the city’s Gymnasium Reutershagen were guests at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). more

June 26, 2019 | DeFo News

Men or women - who is the sensitive gender?

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" how the opioid crisis in the USA is reducing average life expectancy. Other topics: Men or women - who is the sensitive gender? more

June 14, 2019 | News | Apply now: Rostock Open Science Workshop

Rostock Open Science Workshop

The Rostock Open Science Workshop will introduce demographic researchers to the tools and practices of open science. The Workshop will be held at the MPIDR on October 10th and 11th, 2019. more

June 11, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Family Policies, Income Inequality, and Women’s Social Location: Mothers’ Employment in 22 Countries

On June 18th, 2019, Jennifer Hook from the University of Southern California, will give a lecture about the influence of family policies and income inequalities on mothers in 22 countries. more

June 5, 2019 | News | Follow-up on “Boomeranging" back to parents

It is not easy for parents either

Last fall, MPIDR researcher Jennifer Caputo published her paper showing that adult children who moved back to their parents’ homes have more depressive symptoms. Now she is looking into the well-being of parents in these situations. more

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