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