News & Press Releases

December 15, 2017 | News

The Future of Demography

More than a hundred population scientists met at the MPIDR to celebrate the 21st birthday of the institute. At the event, they bid farewell to founding director James Vaupel and discussed the future of their field. more

December 7, 2017 | News

Rostock Retreat on Causality

In July 2018 the Rostock Retreat on Causality will bring together methodological and applied researchers to discuss causal reasoning, methods for causal inference, as well as applications in empirical research. more

November 17, 2017 | Call for papers

Conference on the Postponement of Parenthood

The MPIDR, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University invite submissions to a conference on the postponement of parenthood taking place in Italy in September 2018. more

November 16, 2017 | Suessmilch Lecture

The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Family Dynamics in Europe

On November 22 Jan van Bavel from the University of Leuven will give a lecture at the MPIDR about the implications of the reversal of the gender gap in education for family dynamics. more

October 24, 2017 | News

MPIDR at the International Population Conference

This year's International Population Conference (IPC) will take place from October 30 to November 3 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here you can find a list of the MPIDR scientists presenting their work at the conference. more

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

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