News & Press Releases

October 19, 2017 | New Publication

Is walking down the aisle losing appeal?

Until the 1960s people wanting to establish a family tied the knot first. In today’s time, however, adherence to this norm hinges on the country in question, the woman’s social status, and her economic autonomy, says a  MPIDR study. more

October 4, 2017 | Former MPIDR Director

Impressions of the workshop held in memory of Jan Hoem

On April 11, 2017, the MPIDR held a workshop in memory of its former Director Jan Hoem, who passed away at the end of February of this year. Here we have summarized some impressions of the event. more

September 22, 2017 | News


MPIDR PhD student Georg Wenau was presented with the best poster award at the annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demografie. more

September 21, 2017 | News

“Best Paper” award for Tobias Vogt

At this year's conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie, Tobias Vogt was presented with the award for "Best Paper." more

August 7, 2017 | Storify

Highlights of the Rostock Retreat data visualization workshop

Data visualization enthusiats gathered at the MPIDR in Rostock for the first Rostock Retreat workshop, testing a new interactive event format. A Storify of the highlights. more

August 3, 2017 | New publication

Bechstein’s bats don’t age

Bechstein’s bat has a low death rate well into old age. This could be one reason why unusual natural events often have such severe consequences for the bat's populations. more

July 11, 2017 | New Publication

Children born to fathers

A new analysis shows for the first time that the male birth rate in eastern Germany has hit a global record low. more

June 2, 2017 | News

Puzzling mortality

The probability of not reaching the next year of life is not the same at every moment of life. MPIDR-scientist Marcus Ebeling provides likely reasons for varying values ​​in different age groups at Rostock’s Eleven, which takes place on June 9. more

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