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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.


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

June 12, 2017

Studentische Hilfskraft

Das MPIDR sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft für die Abteilung Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. more

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Latest Publications

Oksuzyan, A.

Das wirkliche starke Geschlecht: warum altern Frauen und Männer unterschiedlich?

In: Grünbuch Alternde Gesellschaft: wie das "neue Altern" unser Leben verändern wird (2017)

Baranowska-Rataj, A. et al.

The effect of number of siblings on adult mortality: evidence from Swedish registers for cohorts born between 1938 and 1972

Population Studies, 71:1 (2017)

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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

June 1, 2017 | Press Release

Mother´s age doesn´t matter

New MPIDR study: A mother’s advanced age at childbirth is not the reason for the elevated risks of low birth weight or preterm birth, but may instead be related to individual circumstances and behavioral patterns of the mother. more

May 30, 2017 | News

Better prospects for small babies

Many studies have demonstrated that the cognitive abilities of children with low birth weight are generally lower than those of their normal-birth-weight peers. A MPIDR-study shows that these disadvantages have shrunk significantly over the past decades. more


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