News & Press Releases

January 9, 2019 | News | IMPRS

New Doctoral School for Population, Health and Data Science

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max-Planck Society, has announced the launch of a new International Max Planck Research School focusing on Population Health and Data Science. The school will be hosted at the MPIDR and the University of Rostock and will admit about 20 doctoral students per year. more

January 8, 2019 | Press Release

Men no longer the “stronger” sex

After reunification, men in East and West Germany felt healthier than women, but now that feeling has been reversed. Today, men consider themselves less healthy than women - especially in the East, a new MPIDR study shows. more

December 19, 2018 | DeFo News

Oldest old generally have fewer dementia diseases

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ what is so special about the health of those living long and how the stress of fertility clinic patients can be reduced. more

December 18, 2018 | News | Event

Rostock Retreat on Simulation

In July 2019, the Rostock Retreat on Simulation will bring together population researchers and social scientists from many disciplines who use computer simulations to advance discovery and generate new insights. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. more

December 17, 2018 | News


On December 13, 2018, Inna Danilova successfully defended her doctoral thesis on spatial analysis of mortality data in Russia. more

December 4, 2018 | News | Call for Papers

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health

The MPIDR invites submissions to a conference on gender gaps in health taking place in Italy in October 2019. more

November 29, 2018 | Press Release

Dying in hospital: Declining trend, but not for everyone

In many countries, the proportion of people dying in hospital has been decreasing for years. Until now, this was thought to apply to all age groups. A new study now draws attention to disturbing exceptions. more

November 19, 2018 | News | News

“Boomeranging” back to a parents’ home negatively affects young adults’ mental health

The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests. more

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