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July 11, 2017 | News | New Publication

Children born to fathers

A new analysis shows for the first time that the male birth rate in eastern Germany has hit a global record low. more

June 17, 2017 | DeFo News

Coming in to stay?


In the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about the values, goals, and perceptions of refugees in Austria, and about why the birth rate of German men is lower than the birth rate of German women.  more

June 2, 2017 | News | News

Puzzling mortality

The probability of not reaching the next year of life is not the same at every moment of life. MPIDR-scientist Marcus Ebeling provides likely reasons for varying values ​​in different age groups at Rostock’s Eleven, which takes place on June 9. more

June 1, 2017 | Press Release

Mother´s age doesn´t matter

New MPIDR study: A mother’s advanced age at childbirth is not the reason for the elevated risks of low birth weight or preterm birth, but may instead be related to individual circumstances and behavioral patterns of the mother. more

May 30, 2017 | News | News

MPIDR data on life expectancy for web tool of the insurance industry

MPIDR researchers have calculated data on German cohort life expectancy for the German Insurance Association (GDV), which has now been published in a web tool by the GDV. Background information on the collaboration. more

May 30, 2017 | News

Better prospects for small babies

Many studies have demonstrated that the cognitive abilities of children with low birth weight are generally lower than those of their normal-birth-weight peers. A MPIDR-study shows that these disadvantages have shrunk significantly over the past decades. more

May 19, 2017 | News | New Publication

You live longer in the outskirts

Hardly anywhere in the world do people live longer than in Switzerland. But Switzerland’s life expectancy varies, pending on where people live. MPIDR-researcher Mathias Lerch has now looked at the reasons. more

May 10, 2017 | Press Release

More East German women to die from smoking

New MPIDR study: Due to a silent but dramatic increase in young East German women smoking after reunification their death rates are forecasted to exceed those in the West within the next few decades. more

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