Stefania Ilinca



PhD in Economics, University of Lugano (Switzerland)


Romanian (mother tongue), English, Italian, German


Phone: +43 1 319 45 05-76


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, gender and socio-economic equity and access to long-term care, ageism and care integration


Rodrigues, R. & Ilinca, S. (2021). How does she do it all? Effects of education on reconciliation of employment and informal caregiving among Austrian women. Social Policy & Administration (early view) 
[pre-print version of original submitted version available here]

Ilinca S, Di Giorgio L, Salari P & Chuma J (2019) Socio-economic inequality and inequity in use of health care services in Kenya: Evidence from the fourth Kenya Household Health Expenditure and Utilization Survey, International Journal for Equity in Health, 18: 196.

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), 12-24.

Rodrigues, R., Ilinca, S. & Schmidt, A.E. (2017). Income-rich and wealth-poor? 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: October.

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, EURO.CENTRE.REPORT 10. Vienna: European Centre.

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.