Marc Luy

Research Group: Health and Longevity

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7734

E-Mail: marc.luy(at)


Marc Luy is Head of the research group “Health and Longevity” at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Director of the German-Austrian “Cloister Study”. Previously, he was Junior Professor for Demography and its Applications at the University of Rostock. Before becoming junior professor, he was Doctoral Student and Research Scientist at the University of Rostock, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden, Germany. The main aim of his research is to disentangle the complex causation of healthy ageing through the study of differentials in health, mortality and longevity. Formal demographic aspects connected to the estimation of life expectancy and healthy life years for specific subpopulations represent an additional research interest.

Areas of Expertise

  • Differentials in Health and Mortality
  • Determinants of Healthy Ageing
  • Formal Demography
  • Indirect Estimation Techniques

Selected Publications

Life Expectancy: Frequently Used, but Hardly Understood
Author(s): Luy, M, Di Giulio, P, Di Lego, V, Lazarevic P, Sauerberg M
Reference: Gerontology 2020;66:95–104
Year: 2019

Life expectancy by education, income and occupation in Germany: Estimations using the Longitudinal Survival Method
Author(s): Luy M, Wegner-Siegmundt C, Wiedemann A, Spijker J
Reference: Comparative Population Studies 40(4): 399-436
Year: 2015

The impact of smoking on gender differences in life expectancy: more heterogeneous than often stated
Author(s): Luy M, Wegner-Siegmundt C
Reference: European Journal of Public Health 25(4): 706-710
Year: 2015

Gender gaps-Life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health
Author(s): Luy M, Minagawa Y
Reference: Health Reports 25(12): 12-19
Year: 2014

Do women live longer or do men die earlier? Reflections on the causes of sex differences in life expectancy
Author(s): Luy M, Gast K
Reference: Gerontology 60(2): 143-153
Year: 2014