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The newsletter "Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand" is published by the MPIDR in cooperation with other renowned institutions, whose main research focus is on demography. It presents the newest results from demographic research, written for a wider public audience. The newsletter is published quarterly and freely available in digital as well as printed form.

April 4, 2017

The two-child ideal

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" why many young people still want to have exactly two children and how much the cognitive performance of children born underweight has improved. more

December 19, 2016

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

September 26, 2016

Raven mothers and raven fathers

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" what Europe thinks of working moms with small children and how the highly educated can show us the way to higher life expectancy. more

July 6, 2016

Unequal distribution of life-years

Read in the new issue of " Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand " why men feel that they are healthier yet women live longer, and how the job, money, and education determines our life expectancy. more

April 11, 2016

Back to Work

Read in the new issue of „Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ how commuting to work affects health and why well-educated mothers are returning back to the labor market faster in many European countries. more

December 16, 2015

Decline in dementia

In the new issue of Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand, read about how the number of people with dementia is changing, and why high levels of education could exacerbate the effects of demographic change. more

October 6, 2015

Do we have a signpost to long life?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ whether there is a roadmap to long life and why mothers in eastern and western Germany still differ in their family models. more

June 30, 2015

The world on the move

In our new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about which destinations migrants are choosing as they seek their fortune, and how parents are finding happiness. more

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