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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

June 30, 2017

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das Datenlabor am MPIDR sucht zum 01.10.2017 eine studentische Hilfskraft. more

June 15, 2017

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das MPIDR sucht so bald wie möglich bzw. nach Vereinbarung eine engagierte studentische Hilfskraft zur Unterstützung der Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe “Gender Gaps in Health and Survival”. more

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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

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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