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November 2, 2016 | RAPHIS

New database with individual statistics from the 19th century

The database RAPHIS has gone online recently. It contains individual data from censuses, church registries and death registers in Rostock from 1800 to 1905. more

October 19, 2016 | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Life expectancy: trends among the highly educated show the way

Over the last century, life expectancy rose on average by three months a year. As this trend is mainly attributable to life expectancy gains among  more educated people people are getting older. This shows that there is still considerable room for for an increase in the average life expectancy to continue to improve. more

October 9, 2016 | News

MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti is awarded the Valeria Solesin prize

On October 9, 2016 MPIDR researcher Angelo Lorenti has been awarded the “Valeria Solesin” prize by the Italian Society of Statistics for his thesis. The prize is endowed with 1000 Euro. more

September 29, 2016 | News


On September 27, 2016, MPIDR PhD student Robert Stelter successfully defended his PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; and at the University of Rostock. In his work, Robert Stelter studied incentives to procreate from three different perspectives. more

September 8, 2016 | News

1.48 Million Euro Grant for Alyson van Raalte

MPIDR-researcher Alyson van Raalte has been awarded a grant of up to 1.48 million euro from the European Research Council for a research project on  inequalities in ages at death. more

August 31, 2016 | Interview

The next million-dollar question in demography

An interview with MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä about the future of our longer lives, the riddle of low fertility, gender equality and why demographic science should care about people’s well-being. more

August 17, 2016 | News

European Population Conference 2016

Many MPIDR researchers will present their work at the European Population Conference, which takes place in Mainz from 31 August to 3 September. The Institute will also have an exihibition booth. more

August 10, 2016 | News

India: 26.8 million people with disabilities

About one billion people worldwide and 27 million people in India have disabilities. MPIDR researchers found out that large disparities are hidden behind the large number for India, with disability prevalence most pronounced in disadvantaged regions and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups. more

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