News & Press Releases

October 17, 2019 | News | New Publication

How children influence the life expectancy of their parents

Does having children make us live longer? The numbers say yes, but the reasons are not yet understood. There somehow seems to be a link between people’s life expectancy and the number of children they have. more

October 16, 2019 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

His and her earnings following parenthood in the US, Germany and UK

On October 22nd, 2019, Kelly Musick from Cornell University, will give a lecture on couples’ earnings following first child birth in the US, the UK and Germany and resulting gender equality. more

October 15, 2019 | News | Succesful Workshop

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health

Can science reduce gender inequalities in health? This is one of the many questions that was posed at the MPIDR-conference “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health and Mortality” in Italy in early October. more

October 9, 2019 | News

Computational Methods and Data Sources for Migration Research in the Digital Era

The MPIDR organizes a workshop on migration data and models, at the 11th Social Informatics Conference in Doha, Qatar, on November 18th, 2019. more

October 8, 2019 | Press Release

Highest mortality risks for poor and unemployed

For the first time, researchers calculated reliably how mortality in Germany depends on education, income or employment status. According to this, unemployment doubles the risk to die. more

October 7, 2019 | DeFo News

How children influence the life expectancy of their parents

You can find out why parents live longer on average than childless people and how migrants and native-born women think about reproductive medicine by reading the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” more

October 4, 2019 | News

Doctorate received

On October 2, 2019 Karen van Hedel successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. more

September 30, 2019 | News | Dossier

30 Years Fall of the Wall

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Life in East and West Germany has now converged in many areas, but differences remain. In this dossier we have put together the East-West issue addressed by researchers at the MPIDR. more

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