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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.

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

April 4, 2013

Similar, though different

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“ about remaining differences between families in Eastern and Western Germany and the development of birthrates in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. more

December 19, 2012

Who still dares to marry?

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand” why fewer people are getting married in France than in Germany and why by mid-century more people will nevertheless be living there than in the Federal Republic. more

October 2, 2012

100 in Sight

Read in the newest issue of „Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand“, which political party in the US will profit from demographic change and why the record in life expectancy is higher than thought. more

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