GSB 7.1 Standardlösung

Research Area: Demographic Change and Ageing

Demographic developments in Germany are leading to considerable changes in the population structure. The rising longevity and ageing of the population as well as the regional differences between regions that are still growing and already shrinking have effects on all aspects of policies and will continue to be major challenges for industry and society in future decades. This development is reinforced by the cohorts with a high birth rate, the so-called ‘baby boomers’, who will enter retirement age starting in the year 2020. Three research groups analyse these changes and developments for society and individuals.

Current Research Projects

Research Group: Demographic Change

The research group observes long-term demographic trends in Germany, Europe and the world with a focus on regional and comparative perspectives.

Recent Projects of the Research Group

Demographic Data and Findings

The demographic facts and figures are prepared for the public in the scope of documentation created in the form of brochures and online presentation. more: Demographic Data and Findings …

Demographic Dividend: The State of Research

The objective of this project is to give a global summary of the first demographic dividend. On this basis, possible trends are discussed for selected countries which have the potential of a demographic dividend still ahead. more: Demographic Dividend: The State of Research …

Demographic Trends, Education and Work-Related Migration in Africa

The aim of this project is to examine demographic developments as well as trends in educational achievement and on the labour market in Africa. This is part of the scientific controversy surrounding the relationship between development and migration. more: Demographic Trends, Education and Work-Related Migration in Africa …

Premature Mortality in the German Baltic Sea Region

This study focuses on causes of death, avoidable mortality, infant mortality, regional differences and historical trends. more: Premature Mortality in the German Baltic Sea Region …

Trends of Working Lifetime in Germany and Worldwide

This project examines the development of working lifetime in Germany and in selected countries worldwide. Of particular interest here is how working life has developed for different groups, e.g. men, women, and various professions. more: Trends of Working Lifetime in Germany and Worldwide …

Research Group: Ageing

In the study “Transitions and Old Age Potential” (TOP) , the research group examines the transition to retirement and old age potential of the 1942 to 1958 cohorts in Germany.

Recent Projects of the Research Group

Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP)

The study analyses the transitions of older adults to retirement as well as their potentials in the employment market, in civil society and in the family. more: Transitions and Old Age Potential (TOP) …

Research Group: Mortality-Follow-Up of the German National Cohort

The research group supplements the mortality research being done at the Federal Institute for Population Research with epidemiological and biomedical aspects. It analyses the course and the causes of mortality development and anticipates new findings to help avoid premature deaths in future.

Recent Projects of the Research Group

Mortality Follow-Up of the German National Cohort (GNC)

The objective is the accompanying vital status survey of all participants in the German National Cohort as well as the associated collection and analysis of the causes of death for subjects who died in the course of the study. more: Mortality Follow-Up of the German National Cohort (GNC) …

Completed Projects

Selected former Projects

Demographic Change and Its Consequences for Politics, Economy and Society

This project outlines future demographic trends until 2060 and discusses the underlying assumptions. Furthermore, the consequences of ageing and shrinkage on economy, society, social systems and politics are systematically analysed. more: Demographic Change and Its Consequences for Politics, Economy and Society …

Determinants for an Extended Working Life: Conditions, Consequences and Chances

The objective of this project is to find out the general attitudes towards further employment beyond the age of 65 and ascertain the conditions required for this. more: Determinants for an Extended Working Life: Conditions, Consequences and Chances …

DIALOG

The DIALOG project is based on the Population Policy Acceptance Study (PPAS), a comparative survey of attitudes and opinions concerning demographic changes, demographic behaviours and population related policies in European countries. more: DIALOG …

Occupation Development of Elderly People in Germany since 1990

The Background of this project is the paradigm change from the systematic retiring off of older workers to a longer working lifetime. more: Occupation Development of Elderly People in Germany since 1990 …

The Impact of Demographic Change on the German Federal Administration

This project analyses the challenges of the demographic change for the State as an employer and its employees. The goal is to portray the options that are open to a personnel policy that is sensitive to demographic issues. more: The Impact of Demographic Change on the German Federal Administration …

The Impact of Demographic Developments on Security Policy

The project analyses the direct or indirect effects of demographic developments on the internal or external security. more: The Impact of Demographic Developments on Security Policy …

The Impact of the Social Environment on the Health Effects of Voluntary Commitment of Older People

This project analyses how the salutogenic effect of voluntary commitment is influenced by the physical social, economic and demographic characteristics of the environment in which older people live. more: The Impact of the Social Environment on the Health Effects of Voluntary Commitment of Older People …

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