News & Press Releases

December 21, 2017 | News | New Database

Which animals age, and how do they age?

A new database that collects data on the aging of various animal species goes online today. The open-access database is a valuable resource for researchers who study aging. more

December 18, 2017 | DeFo News

Improving life expectancy projections

A ranking of European countries by levels of work-life balance can be found in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” Our quarterly newsletter also reports on how life expectancy projections can be improved. more

December 15, 2017 | News | News

The Future of Demography

More than a hundred population scientists met at the MPIDR to celebrate the 21st birthday of the institute. At the event, they bid farewell to founding director James Vaupel and discussed the future of their field. more

December 7, 2017 | News | News

Rostock Retreat on Causality

In July 2018 the Rostock Retreat on Causality will bring together methodological and applied researchers to discuss causal reasoning, methods for causal inference, as well as applications in empirical research. more

November 17, 2017 | News | Call for papers

Conference on the Postponement of Parenthood

The MPIDR, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University invite submissions to a conference on the postponement of parenthood taking place in Italy in September 2018. more

November 16, 2017 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Family Dynamics in Europe

On November 22 Jan van Bavel from the University of Leuven will give a lecture at the MPIDR about the implications of the reversal of the gender gap in education for family dynamics. more

November 14, 2017 | Press Release

Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

New MPIDR study: First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more

October 24, 2017 | News

MPIDR at the International Population Conference

This year's International Population Conference (IPC) will take place from October 30 to November 3 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here you can find a list of the MPIDR scientists presenting their work at the conference. more

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