About

Vanessa Di Lego is interested in issues related to health and mortality, specifically the methodological challenges and gender gaps in mortality, as well as in the longevity of specific subgroups and selection in mortality studies. In 2018, she joined the “Health and Longevity” research group headed by Dr. Marc Luy at the Vienna Institute of Demography as a research scientist. In the framework of the ERC project “Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity’’, Vanessa Di Lego is mainly performing sensitivity analysis of healthy life expectancy indicators regarding different measurement and estimation methods.

Vanessa Di Lego holds a bachelor degree in Social Sciences from the University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Demography from the Centre of Development and Regional Planning (CEDEPLAR-UFMG, Brazil).

Areas of Expertise

  • Formal demography
  • Differential longevity and mortality of subgroups
  • Life table techniques

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: Vanessa.DiLego(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: + 43 1 31336 7741

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).

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