Paola Di Giulio

Research Group: Health and Longevity

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7739

E-Mail: paola.digiulio(at)


Dr. Paola Di Giulio joined the Vienna Institute of Demography as a research scientist in October 2008. Her current research interests include socio-economic and gender differences in disability, ageing, health and mortality, with a specific focus on comparative analysis and the study of populations with specific characteristics.

Dr. Di Giulio graduated in statistics at the University of Rome La Sapienza and completed her doctoral degree in demography at the same university in 2004. In 2014 she got the Italian national scientific qualification (abilitazione scientifica nazionale). She was employed at the University of Rome La Sapienza and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.

Areas of Expertise

  • Differentials in health and mortality
  • Disability, health and family care
  • Comparative studies on gender roles and demographic phenomena

Selected Publications

Ageing in an aged society: experiences and attitudes of Catholic order members towards population ageing and older people
Author(s): Luy M, Flandorfer P, Di Giulio P
Reference: Ageing & Society 35(1): 1-36 (published online: 24.07.2013)
Year: 2015

Ageing Dynamics of a Human-Capital-Specific Population: A Demographic Perspective
Author(s): Philipov D, Goujon A, Di Giulio P
Reference: Demographic Research 31 (December 3, 2014): 1311-36.
Year: 2014

Differences in life expectancy by education and occupation in Italy, 1980-94: indirect estimates from maternal and paternal orphanhood
Author(s): Luy M, Di Giulio P, Caselli G
Reference: Population Studies 65(2): 137-155
Year: 2011