News & Press Releases

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

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 19, 2018 | News | News


MPIDR-researcher László Németh has received a prize for young researchers. The prize was awarded at a ceremony which took place April 10, 2018 in Berlin as a part of the 7th Berlin Demography Forum. more

April 19, 2018 | News | PAA 2018

MPIDR at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2018

Several MPIDR researchers will present their work at the Meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place in Denver, CO, USA from April 26–28, 2018. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

April 12, 2018 | News | News

Kieron Barclay honoured as promising demographer

Kieron Barclay received one of the 2018 Allianz European Demographer Awards for his achievements in population research. more

April 10, 2018 | DeFo News

Fertility in Spain, alcohol in Europe, and family foundation in developing countries

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand” what family size Spanish teenagers have in mind, how alcohol consumption lowers life expectancy in Middle and Eastern Europe, and how fertility in developing countries evolves. more

March 26, 2018 | News | News

The poor are less healthy. But why?

To this day, we do not know whether being poor makes people ill or whether poor health leads to poverty. MPIDR researcher Rasmus Hoffmann has now investigated this relation and found that there is not one answer that applies to all stages of life. more

March 20, 2018 | News | Call for contributions

Workshop: Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research

How can online data be dealt with properly in demography? We are inviting submissions for contributions to our upcoming workshop on online data at the International Conference on Web and Social Media in Stanford. more

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