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October 5, 2018 | News | Big Data

Workshop: Symposium on Digital Demography

The MPIDR is organizing and hosting the first Symposium on Digital Demography (Rostock, October 17-18, 2018). more

October 1, 2018 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What Is It Good For?

On October 9th, Herbert L. Smith from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, will give a talk at the MPIDR about Age Period Cohort Analysis. more

September 4, 2018 | News | New Publication

Aging by accident

Young adults experience increased mortality, known as the accident hump. But not all of these deaths are accidents. And some of them are due to senescence. A new method allows for decomposing and visualizing what’s really in the hump. more

August 28, 2018 | News | Event

Max Planck Day

the MPIDR will open its doors on Saturday, September 15, from 11 am to 4 pm and invites you cordially to the Max Planck Day. more

August 28, 2018 | News | Interview

Forecasting Fertility: Should we care about the method?

Five questions to Christina Bohk-Ewald on her new study evaluating cohort fertility forecasting methods. more

August 16, 2018 | News | New Publication

The survival advantage of women increases after a hospital stay

Men have a higher risk of death than women at every age. As people become old and sick, the absolute survival advantage of women becomes much larger, a new MPIDR study shows. more

August 8, 2018 | News | News

Transfers in an aging European Union

The populations of all European countries are getting older, but not in same way or at the same pace. MPIDR researcher Fanny Kluge has offered a thought experiment: What would a transfer union look like in which the costs carried by the demographically disadvantaged countries is borne by the other countries? more

July 17, 2018 | News | New Publication

Do socioeconomic differences in hospital days grow or shrink with age?

Individuals highly educated and on a high income spend less time in hospital. This is well known. But whether these influences grow or shrink with age is still disputed. A new MPIDR study now shows that both may hold. more

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