News & Press Releases

October 16, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Challenges in agent-based modeling

On October 26, demographer Jakub Bijak of the University of Southampton will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will talk about the epistemological and methodological challenges demographers face when using agent-based modeling. more

October 13, 2015 | News

Mikko Myrskylä receives Jutikkala Prize

MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä has been awarded the Jutikkala Prize by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters on October 12. The prize brings a cash award of 15.000 euros. more

October 13, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Social influence in networks

On October 21, mathematician Tom Snijders will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will explain how to study peer influence in networks using the stochastic actor-oriented model. more

October 9, 2015 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The theory of planned behavior

On October 19, psychologist Icek Ajzen from the University of Massachusetts will give a lecture about the theory of planned behavior at the MPIDR. The theory is one of the most popular and widely applied reasoned action models. more

October 8, 2015 | News | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Is there a guide to long life?

At age 40, Finns, Swedes, and Norwegians have reached the mid-point of life. Whether an individual has more or fewer than 40 additional years to live after reaching age 40 depends on the person’s sex. But almost as important as sex in determining life expectancy is whether the person belongs to the so-called “vanguard”. more

October 6, 2015 | DeFo News

Do we have a signpost to long life?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ whether there is a roadmap to long life and why mothers in eastern and western Germany still differ in their family models. more

October 3, 2015 | News

East-West divide in life expectancy is vanishing

A study by MPIDR researchers Sebastian Klüsener and Rembrandt Scholz that shows that the east-west divide in life expectancy is vanishing has attracted considerable attention from the media. An overview of the articles published on this topic. more

September 24, 2015 | Press Release

Culture during childhood shapes family planning

New study on migration and fertility: Women born in Turkey become mothers earlier and more often after migrating to Germany than women born in Germany to Turkish parents.

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