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January 15, 2016 | News

Caravan of Science 2016

From January 13 to 26, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 20, the MPIDR opens its doors to about a hundred students. more

January 12, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture

Expected and Unexpected Effects of Childbearing

On January 19, 2016 Øystein Kravdal from the University of Oslo, Norway will give a talk about the methodologically and politically important distinction of expected and unexpected effects of childbearing at the MPIDR. more

January 6, 2016 | New Publication

The impact of violence on Mexico’s life expectancy

After six decades of improvements in life expectancy, Mexican life expectancy has stagnated since the beginning of the 21st century. The reason for the stagnation is the upsurge of homicide rates among men after 2005. This is the finding of a study conducted by EDSD-doctoral student José Manuel Aburto. more

December 10, 2015 | Call for papers

2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium

The Human Fertility Data Project team invites contributions to the 2nd HFD Symposium on “Population-level fertility research: State of the art”. Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 23. more

December 1, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Population Density, Fertility, and Demographic Convergence in Developing Countries

On December 8, David de la Croix of the Université catholique Louvain will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will explain how population density and fertility are connected in developing countries. more

November 30, 2015 | News


On November 27, Thi Mai Van Bui, a PhD Student at the MPIDR, has successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Rostock. She investigated retirement decisions in a family context. more

November 18, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Educational Attainment and Mortality

On November 24, Mark D. Hayward of the University of Texas Austin will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will deal with the question about the growing importance of advanced education in the US for improving adult life expectancy. more

November 16, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Family Planning Indicators

On November 23 Leontine Alkema of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will explain a method to estimate and project family planning indicators. more

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