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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.


November 28, 2017

PhD Students

The MPIDR is recruiting 1-2 PhD Students to work within the ERC-funded project “Lifespan inequalities: Why ages at death vary between countries and socioeconomic groups”. more

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Latest Publications

Bijlsma, M. J. et al.

Unemployment and subsequent depression: a mediation analysis using the parametric G-formula

Social Science and Medicine, 194:- (2017)

Riffe, T. et al.

Time-to-death patterns in markers of age and dependency

Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 14:2016 (2017)

NĂ©meth, L.

Life expectancy versus lifespan inequality: a smudge or a clear relationship?

PLoS One, 12:9 (2017)

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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

November 14, 2017 | Press Release

Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

New MPIDR study: First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more


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