News & Press Releases

January 10, 2017 | News | Rostock

Caravan of Science 2017

From January 11 to 24, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 17, the MPIDR opens its doors to students. more

December 20, 2016 | Press Release

Less children per man than per woman

A new MPIDR study makes birthrates for men in Germany available for the first time. Men on average have less children then women and have them later in life. Differences are strongest in eastern Germany, where men set a new world record for low fertility. more

December 19, 2016 | DeFo News

More people without children or less people with many children?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ how strongly future life expectancy in the Netherlands depends on the level of education and what impact a large health sector has on prosperity and economic growth. more

December 19, 2016 | News

Cognitive abilities of low birth weight children show strong improvement

A low birth weight is considered a risk factor for decreased cognitive abilities in later life. This risk factor now seems to be dissolving; it is much less pronounced in younger birth cohorts. more

December 16, 2016 | News


On December 15, former MPIDR PhD student László Németh successfully defended his thesis at the University of Rostock. more

November 28, 2016 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Evaluating multi-regional population projections

On December 1, Joel E. Cohen from the Rockefeller University, NY, USA, will give a talk at the MPIDR entitled "Evaluating multi-regional population projections with Taylor's law of mean-variance scaling and its generalization". more

November 22, 2016 | Press Release

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

New PNAS study: The higher the life expectancy in a society, the smaller the difference between the ages at which people will die. Scientists discover a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs. more

November 15, 2016 | News | Call for Papers

Human Mortality Database Symposium

In 2017 the Human Mortality Database Project celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this occasion a symposium will be held on May 22 to 23, 2017 in Berlin. more

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