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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. At the MPIDR, researchers from all over the world investigate demographic change, aging, fertility, biological demography and other issues at the forefront of population research. The Institute is headed by its directors James W. Vaupel and Mikko Myrskylä.

The MPIDR is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.


July 5, 2017

Student Assistant

The MPIDR is seeking a Student Assistant for the Labor Demography project of the Laboratory of Population Health. more

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Latest Publications

Lerch, M. et al.

Periurbanization and the Transformation of the Urban Mortality Gradient in Switzerland

Population: English Edition, 72:1 (2017)

Klüsener, S.

Kinder kommen ... immer später

In: Deutschland aktuell 2 (2017)

Zeng, Y. et al.

Survival, disabilities in activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning among the oldest-old in China: a cohort study

Lancet, 389:10079 (2017)

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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 20, 2017 | Press Release

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years

People with good health behaviors can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health. 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 17, 2017 | Infoletter

Coming in to stay?

In the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand,” read about the values, goals, and perceptions of refugees in Austria, and about why the birth rate of German men is lower than the birth rate of German women.  more


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