News & Press Releases

December 18, 2018 | Event

Rostock Retreat on Simulation

In July 2019, the Rostock Retreat on Simulation will bring together population researchers and social scientists from many disciplines who use computer simulations to advance discovery and generate new insights. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. more

December 17, 2018 | News


On December 13, 2018, Inna Danilova successfully defended her doctoral thesis on spatial analysis of mortality data in Russia. more

December 4, 2018 | Call for Papers

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gender Gaps in Health

The MPIDR invites submissions to a conference on gender gaps in health taking place in Italy in October 2019. more

November 19, 2018 | News

“Boomeranging” back to a parents’ home negatively affects young adults’ mental health

The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests. more

November 12, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Understanding The Social Polarisation of Family Experience in the UK

On November 20, Ann Berrington from the University of Southampton, UK, will give a talk about Social Polarisation of Family Experience in the UK. more

November 5, 2018 | News

Recent Trends and Future Uncertainties in Longevity. 5th Human Mortality Database Symposium

The Human Mortality Database Project team invites contributions to the 5th HMD Symposium. more

October 26, 2018 | News


On October 26, 2018 Marcus Ebeling successfully defended his doctoral thesis with summa cum laude at the University of Rostock. more

October 23, 2018 | News

The economic crisis led to a sharp decline in working life expectancy in Spain

In times of demographic change, raising the retirement age is often discussed. But the length of our working lives depends to a large extent on how continuously we work. In Spain, for example, working life expectancy fell sharply during the economic crisis, a study by the MPIDR has shown. more

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