News & Press Releases

June 9, 2018 | News | Congratulations!

EAPS Award for James Vaupel

MPIDR founding director James Vaupel received the prestigious EAPS Award for population studies at the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels. more

June 2, 2018 | News

MPIDR researchers at the EPC 2018

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Brussels from 6-9 June 2018. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

May 22, 2018 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The US Midlife Mortality Crisis: "Deaths of despair"?

On May 29 Robert Hummer from the University of North Carolina will give a Süßmilch lecture at the MPIDR about the much deabted claims on increases in midlife mortality among white low-educated Americans. more

May 15, 2018 | News | New Publication

Development can reverse fertility declines

The long-standing rule that wealthier populations have fewer children is not true anymore for Europe. Today regions with higher income have higher birth rates, a new MPIDR study shows. more

May 8, 2018 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Rotten childhood: Adult mortality effects of early life adversity

On May 15 Ken Smith from the University of Utah will give a Süßmilch lecture on adult mortality effects of early life adversity using the Utah Population Database. more

May 7, 2018 | News | New Publication

Less alcohol, more life

High alcohol consumption is a major cause for lower life expectancy in Central and Eastern Europe, says an MPIDR study. In these countries men lose up to 3.7 years of life expectancy due to drinking. more

April 26, 2018 | Press Release

Risk of death in East Germany started declining before German reunification

New MPIDR study: German reunification was not the only factor responsible for the rapid increase in life expectancy in East Germany. The process started ten years earlier in the GDR, when mortality started falling substantially. more

April 26, 2018 | News | Congratulations!

PAA award for MPIDR poster on male fertility

MPIDR-researchers Christian Dudel and Sebastian Klüsener won the PAA poster award for the presentation of their research on male fertility. more

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