Stefania Ilinca


Stefania Ilinca


PhD in Economics, University of Lugano (Switzerland)


Romanian (mother tongue), English, Italian, German, French


Phone: +43 1 319 45 05-11


Understanding the challenges and opportunities posed by demographic ageing to health and social policy in Europe, with emphasis on patterns of care utilization, innovation in health and long-term care delivery, issues related to equity and access to long-term care, ageism and care integration


Ilinca S, Rodrigues R, Schmidt A. (2017) Fairness and Eligibility to Long-Term Care: An Analysis of the Factors Driving Inequality and Inequity in the Use of Home Care for Older Europeans. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(10):1224

Rodrigues R, Ilinca S, Schmidt AE. Income-rich and wealth-poor? (2017) The impact of measures of socio-economic status in the analysis of the distribution of long-term care use among older people. Health Economics. First online: Oct 2017

Sao Jose, J., Amado, C., Buttigieg, S., Ilinca, S. & Taghizadeh Larsson, A. (2017). Ageism in Healthcare: a systematic review of operational definitions and inductive conceptualizations. The Gerontologist, gnx020,

Schulmann S., Ilinca S. & Leichsenring K. (2017) Community care for people with dementia: A handbook for Policymakers, European Centre Occasional Papers Series, May 2017, Vienna

Plochg, T., Ilinca, S. & Noordegraaf, M. (2017). Beyond integrated care. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 22(3), 195-197.

Schmidt, A., Ilinca, S., Rodrigues, R. et al. (2016). Fit for caring: factors associated with informal care provision by older individuals with and without multimorbidity. European Journal of Ageing, 13(2).

Calciolari S. & Ilinca S. (2016) Unravelling Care Integration: Assessing its Dimensions and Antecedents in the Italian Health System, Health Policy, 120(1), 129-138

Ilinca, S. & Calciolari, S. (2014). The patterns of health care utilization of elderly Europeans: frailty and increased care utilization. Health Services Research, 50(1), 305-320.