News & Press Releases

March 5, 2016 | News

Happy Birthday!

MPIDR Chief Research Coordinator Frans Willekens turns 70 on March 5. The staff at the MPIDR wish him a Happy Birthday! more

February 24, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture

The demographic diversity of immigrant populations in Australia

On March 2, James Raymer from the Australian National University will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will talk about the heterogeneity of Australia’s  immigrant population and address the short and long-term demographic consequences for this population group. more

February 11, 2016 | Suessmilch Lecture

Migration, fertility and population replacement in Europe

On February 18, Tomáš Sobotka from the Vienna Institute of Demography will give a talk at the MPIDR. He will explain how the migration streams in Europe in the last decades have altered its demographic landscape, especially in relation to fertility. more

February 8, 2016 | News


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Since February 1, 12 participants from six countries have been staying at the Institute for six months. more

January 27, 2016 | New Database

COMADRE: Uniform data for Biodemography

Recently, the Open Access database COMADRE went online. The database run by the MPIDR contains demographic information on an unprecedented variety and number of animal species. In an article published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the makers of the database present their project. more

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

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