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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 10, 2018

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

December 18, 2017

Improving life expectancy projections

A ranking of European countries by levels of work-life balance can be found in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” Our quarterly newsletter also reports on how life expectancy projections can be improved. more

October 10, 2017

Pension rates have an impact on the birth rate

Read in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand” why and where the proportion of non-marital births has risen, why there are regional differences in the final number of children, and how pension rates have an impact on the birth rate. more

June 17, 2017

Coming in to stay?


In the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about the values, goals, and perceptions of refugees in Austria, and about why the birth rate of German men is lower than the birth rate of German women.  more

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

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