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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 14, 2015

The world after the change

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ why retirees today are much more active than in the past and what advantages demographic change could bring us. more

December 10, 2014

Have a child – yes or no? Who prevails?

Read in the new issue of  “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ what factors affect the stability of marriage, why academics are having more children again, and who decides on the number of children to have – the man or the woman? more

October 7, 2014

No children without work

Read in the new issue of "Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” about the impact of unemployment on family planning and the life-expectancy status of early retirees. more

July 1, 2014

Education drives economic growth

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” how education affects national economic national growth and how scientists have shown that a lack in child day care provision negatively affects the birth rate. more

March 25, 2014

Living apart together

Read in the new issue of  “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“  about the partnership stability of partners living apart together and  how life expectancy in Belarus has changed since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. more

December 6, 2013

One is better than none

In the new issue of “First Hand Demographic Research,” read about how the state of the economy at the start of life can affect a person’s cognitive abilities in old age, and what couples do when they disagree about whether to have a child. more

October 9, 2013

All based on pure calculation?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” which pensioners live longest and why fathers are taking parental leave. more

July 9, 2013

Longer life thanks to fall of wall

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ why education protects against natural disasters and how many years in life expectancy people in Eastern Germany have gained thanks to the fall of the wall. more

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