Andrea E. Schmidt

Research affiliate


DSc (Dr.rer.soc.oec) in Social Sciences and Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)


German (mother tongue), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch


Stubenring 6
1010 Vienna



  • Policy choices in the design and financing of long-term care and health care systems
  • Marketization of social services
  • Equity effects of social and health policies
  • Cross-border movements of patients and providers in health care
  • Quality of welfare services
  • Population ageing and intergenerational solidarity
  • Successful implementation of health policies in developing countries


Schmidt, A.E., Ilinca, S., Schulmann, K., Rodrigues, R., Principi, A. et al. (2016). Fit for caring: factors associated with informal care provision by older caregivers with and without multimorbidityEuropean Journal of Ageing, 13, 103-113.

Galenkamp, H., Gagliardi, C., Principi, A., Golinowska, S., Moreira, A., Schmidt, A. et al. (2016). Predictors of social leisure activities in older Europeans with and without multimorbidityEuropean Journal of Ageing, 13, 129-146.

Principi, A., Galenkamp, H., Papa, R., Socci, M., Suanet, B., Schmidt, A., Schulmann, K. et al. (2016). Do predictors of volunteering in older age differ by health status?. European Journal of Ageing,13, 91-102.

Schmidt, A.E. (2016). Analysing the importance of older people’s resources for the use of home care in a cash-for-care scheme: Evidence from Vienna. Health and Social Care in the Community, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12334 (early view).

Schmidt, A.E., Winkelmann, J., Leichsenring, K. & Rodrigues, R. (2016). Lessons for regulating informal markets and implications for quality assurance – the case of migrant care workers in AustriaAgeing & Society, 36(4), 741-763.

Schmidt, A.E., Fuchs, M. & Rodrigues, R. (2016). Juggling family care and work: leaves from work to care for frail or sick family members – an international perspective. Policy Brief 9/2016. Vienna: European Centre.

Ilinca, S., Rodrigues, R., Schmidt, A.E. & Zólyomi, E. (2016). Gender and social class inequalities in active ageing: policy meets theory. Vienna: European Centre.

Schmidt, A.E. (2016). Was können Pflegekarenz und Familienhospizkarenz wirklich bieten?, Blog entry, Blog Arbeit-Wirtschaft, 6.7.2016.

Schmidt, A.E., Fuchs, M. & Rodrigues, R. (2016). International Comparison of Care Leaves for Informal Carers: Legislation and Policies (final report), Study for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Bern.

Schmidt, A.E. & Leichsenring, K. (2016). Der österreichische Weg der 24-Stunden-Betreuung und seine Wirkung auf Qualität und Qualitätssicherung [The Austrian 24-hours care system and its effect on quality and quality assurance]. Soziale Sicherheit, 1/2016, 15-21.

Glonti, K., Hawkesworth, S., Footman, K., Doering, N., Busse, R., Schmidt, A.E. et al. (2015). European health professionals’ experience of cross-border care through the lens of three common conditions. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 7(1), 29-35.

Winkelmann, J., Schmidt, A.E. & Leichsenring, K. (2015). Regulating migrants as a low-cost solution for long-term care: the formalisation of a dual care labour market in Austria. In: Carbonnier, C. & Morel, N. (Eds.), Analysing the political economy of household services in Europe (pp. 172-194). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Leichsenring, K., Lamontagne-Goodwin, F., Schmidt, A.E., Rodrigues, R. & Ruppe, G. (2014). Performance Measurement in long-term care in Austria. In: Mor, V., Leone, T. & Maresso, A. (Eds.), The challenges in regulating long-term care quality: an international comparison (pp. 33-66). Cambridge University Press.

Article: Expenditures for Long-Term Care