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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 Mikko Myrskylä and James W. Vaupel.

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


January 16, 2018

Biomarker-based metrics of general health and aging for population surveys: theory and progress

Alan Cohen, MPIDR more

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December 19, 2017

Student Helper

The MPIDR is looking for a Student Helper starting 1st of April 2018 at the latest for the Press and Public Relations Department. more

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January 9, 2018 | Suessmilch Lecture

Biomarker-based metrics of health and aging

On January 16 Alan Cohen from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, will give a lecture at the MPIDR about biomarker-based metrics of general health and aging. more

December 21, 2017 | New Database

Which animals age, and how do they age?

A new database that collects data on the aging of various animal species goes online today. The open-access database is a valuable resource for researchers who study aging. more

December 18, 2017 | Infoletter

Improving life expectancy projections

A ranking of European countries by levels of work-life balance can be found in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” Our quarterly newsletter also reports on how life expectancy projections can be improved. more

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


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