Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, MPIDR)
|Institution||Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research|
|Topics||demographic change, aging and birth rate development, biological demography and other topics from basic demographic research|
|Orientation||basic demographic research|
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research examines the structure and dynamics of populations. The scientists at the institute do research on politically relevant topics, such as demographic change, aging, birth rate dynamics and the distribution of working hours over the entire lifespan, as well as on medical aspects of aging and aspects of aging relating to evolutionary biology. The MPIDR is one of the largest demographic research institutions in Europe and is one of the top institutes in this discipline on an international level.
The MPIDR is divided into six fields of work on the topics “Demographic data”, “Economics and social demography”, “Evolutionary biodemography”, “Historical demography”, “Statistical demography” and “Survival and longevity”. In addition, there are two Max Planck research groups. At present, around 130 scientists and 40 other employees who are responsible for the technical infrastructure and administration work at the MPIDR.