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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.


April 6, 2017

Family ties, internal migration and immobility

Clara H. Mulder, MPIDR more

May 16, 2017 - May 19, 2017

MaxNetAging Conference

Beatrice Michaelis, MPIDR more

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Latest Publications

Avendano , M. et al.

Are some populations resilient to recessions? Economic fluctuations and mortality during a period of economic decline and recovery in Finland

European Journal of Epidemiology, 32:1 (2017)

Kilpi, F. et al.

Early-life and adult socioeconomic determinants of myocardial infarction incidence and fatality

Social Science and Medicine, 177:- (2017)

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March 29, 2017 | Suessmilch Lecture

Family ties, internal migration and immobility

On April 6, 2017, Clara Mulder from the University of Groningen will give a lecture at the MPIDR. She will present a new perspective on internal migration which takes into account that not only work and education but also family ties have an impact on the mobility of people.


March 13, 2017 | Interview

"Should Politics influence Demography, Mrs. Chancellor?"

MPIDR researcher Marcus Ebeling has done an interview with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her podcast. He asked her how politics should deal with demographic change. more

February 27, 2017 | Obituary

Jan M. Hoem passed away

Jan M. Hoem passed away February 25th. He has been MPIDR director until 2007 and founded the Laboratory for Fertility and Family Dynamics in Europe. He trained many of today’s younger family demographers. more

February 22, 2017 | Suessmilch Lecture

Racial Health Disparities in the United States

On February 28, 2017, Jay Kaufman from the McGill University, Montreal, Quebec will give a talk at the MPIDR entitled "Racial Health Disparities in the United States”. more


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