Magdalena Muszynska - Spielauer

Research Group: Health and Longevity

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7721

E-Mail:  magdalena.muszynska(at)


Magdalena is mostly interested in methodological questions related to the measurement of  inequalities in health and mortality and, more general,  in quantifying differences in these distributions beyond their mean values. The other topics that Magdalena´s work focuses on are: amenable mortality in Poland, life-expectancy and health expectancy decomposition methods.

In the framework of the ERC project of Marc Luy  “Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity’’, Magdalena is responsible for the workpackage which aim is to link measures of health to those of a subjective well-being.

Magdalena holds a Phd from the Warsaw School of Economics.


Areas of Expertise

  • Measures of inequality in health and mortality
  • Population health
  • Cause-of-death analysis


Research Areas


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Variation in the life span between European countries
Author(s): Muszyńska, M. M., Jannsen, F.
Reference: Genus, 72:6,
Year: 2016

Old-Age Healthy Dependency Ratio in Europe
Author(s): Muszyńska, M., Rau, R.,
Reference: Journal of Population Ageing, 5(3), 151-162,
Year: 2012

Falling Short of Highest Life Expectancy: How Many Americans Might Have Been Alive in the Twentieth Century?
Author(s): Muszyńska, M.M., Rau, R.,
Reference: Population and Development Review, 35, 585-603
Year: 2009