Determinants of Longevity and Ageing in Good Health (DELAG)

Website of Dr. Marc Luy and his Research Team

Selected Publications

On this page you find a selection of our publications arranged by the following topics:
  • Gender differences in health, mortality and longevity
  • Differences in health and mortality between eastern and western Germany
  • Differences in health and mortality by socioeconomic status
  • General trends in health, mortality and longevity
  • Tempo effects in life expectancy
  • Methodological contributions to the analysis of health and mortality
  • Findings from the Cloister Study
  • Contribution to the European Health & Life Expectancy Information System (EHLEIS)
A full list of publications by topic can be find on the Personal Website of Marc Luy.

Gender differences in health, mortality and longevity

Gender gaps–life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health
Luy, Marc; Minagawa, Yuka
Health Reports. 2014 Dec 17; 25(12): 12-19

The impact of smoking on gender differences in life expectancy: more heterogeneous than often stated
Luy, Marc; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian,
European Journal of Public Health. 2014 Dec 10; 25(4): 706-710

Do women live longer or do men die earlier? Reflections on the causes of sex differences in life expectancy
Luy, Marc; Gast, Katrin
Gerontology. 2013 Nov 11; 60(2): 143-153

Differences in health and mortality between eastern and western Germany

Mortality tempo-adjustment: an empirical application
Luy, Marc
Demographic Research. 2006 Dec 15; 15(21): 561-590

West-Ost-Unterschiede in der Sterblichkeit unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Einflusses von Lebensstil und Lebensqualität
[West-east mortality differences and the impact of lifestyle and life quality]
Luy, Marc
Lebensphasen, Lebensqualität – Interdisziplinäre Analysen von Gesundheit und Sterblichkeit aus dem Lebenserwartungssurvey des BiB. 2005 Apr 01; Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: 333-364

Mortality differences between western and eastern Germany before and after reunification - a macro and micro level analysis of developments and responsible factors
Luy, Marc
Genus. 2004 Dec 01; 60(3/4): 99-141

Differences in health and mortality by socioeconomic status

The impact of increasing education levels on rising life expectancy: a decomposition analysis for Italy, Denmark, and the USA
Luy, Marc; Zannella, Marina; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian; Minagawa, Yuka; Lutz, Wolfgang; Caselli, Graziella
Genus. 2019 Mar 07; 75: 11; 10.1186/s41118-019-0055-0

Life expectancy by education, income and occupation in Germany: Estimations using the Longitudinal Survival Method
Luy, Marc; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian; Wiedemann, Angela; Spijker, Jeroen
Comparative Population Studies. 2015 Dec 14; 40(4): 399-436

Differences in life expectancy by education and occupation in Italy, 1980-94: indirect estimates from maternal and paternal orphanhood
Luy, Marc; Di Giulio, Paola; Caselli, Graziella
Population Studies. 2011 May 20; 65(2): 137-155

General trends in health, mortality and longevity

Life expectancy: frequently used, but hardly understood
Luy, Marc; Di Giulio, Paola; Di Lego, Vanessa; Lazarevič, Patrick; Sauerberg, Markus
Gerontology. 2019 Aug 08; 10.1159/000500955

Future mortality in low mortality countries
Caselli, Graziella; Drefahl, Sven; Wegner-Siegmundt, Christian; Luy, Marc
World population and human capital in the 21st century. 2014 Aug 28: Oxford University Press; 226-272

Adult mortality in Europe
Luy, Marc; Wegner, Christian; Lutz, Wolfgang
International handbook of adult mortality. 2011 Jan 05; Dordrecht, Springer: 49-81

Tempo effects in life expectancy

Tempo effects and their relevance in demographic analysis
Luy, Marc
Comparative Population Studies. 2011 Sep 15; 35(3): 415-446

Conventional versus tempo-adjusted life expectancy: which is the more appropriate measure for period mortality?
Luy, Marc; Wegner, Christian
Genus. 2009 Dec 10; 65(2): 1-28

Mortality tempo-adjustment: theoretical considerations and an empirical application
Luy, Marc
How long do we live? Demographic models and reflections on tempo effects. 2008 Oct 10; Leipzig, Springer: 203-233

Methodological contributions to the analysis of health and mortality

Estimating mortality differences in developed countries from survey information on maternal and paternal orphanhood
Luy, Marc
Demography. 2012 Mar 17; 49(2): 607-627

A classification of the nature of mortality data underlying the estimates for the 2004 and 2006 United Nations’ World Population Prospects
Luy, Marc
Comparative Population Studies. 2010; 35(2): 315-334

The Halley band for paleodemographic mortality analysis
Luy, Marc; Wittwer-Backofen
Recent advances in paleodemography. Data, techniques, patterns. 2008; Dordrecht, Springer: 119-141

Findings from the Cloister Study

Community social characteristics and health at older ages: evidence from 156 religious communities
Bowen, Catherine E.; Luy, Marc
The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2016 Aug 10; 73(8): 1429-1438

Unnatural deaths among nuns and monks: the biological force behind male external cause mortality
Luy, Marc
Journal of Biosocial Science. 2009 Nov 01; 41(6): 831-844

Causes of male excess mortality: insights from cloistered populations
Luy, Marc
Population and Development Review. 2004 Apr 20; 29(4): 647-676

Contribution to the European Health & Life Expectancy Information System (EHLEIS)