Cassandra Simmons



MA in Economics, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)


English (mother tongue), French, German


Phone: +43 1 319 45 05-17


Inequalities in health and long-term care, financing long-term care, long-term care workforce, informal care, quantitative methods


Leichsenring, K., Selma K., & Simmons, C. (2022). Making the Invisible Visible: The Pandemic and Migrant Care Work in Long-Term CareSocial Sciences 11, no. 8: 326.

Rodrigues, R., Simmons, C., Premrov, T., Böhler, C. & Leichsenring, K. (2022). From each according to means, to each according to needs? Distributional effects of abolishing asset-based payments for residential care in Austria. Int J Equity Health 21, 39.

Ilinca, S. and Simmons, C. (2022). InCARE Policy Brief No.2 – The time to care about care! InCARE Policy Brief No. 2.

Simmons, C., Rodrigues, R., & Szebehely, M. (2021). Working conditions in the long-term care sector: A comparative study of migrant and native workers in Austria and SwedenHealth & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 12.

Rodrigues, R., Simmons, C., Schmidt, A.E.,  & Steiber, N. (2021). Care in times of COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on informal caregiving in Austria. European Journal of Aging 18195–205,

Ilinca S., Simmons C., Zonneveld N., Benning K., ComasHerrera A., Champeix C., Nies H., Leichsenring K. (2021). Social Innovation in long-term care in Europe: Towards a common narrative for change. InCARE Policy Brief No. 1.

Zólyomi, E., Fuchs, M., Simmons, C., Geyer, L., Sandu, V., Rodrigues, R. & Birtha, M. (2021). Mapping trends and policies to tackle homelessness in EuropeEuropean Centre Report. Vienna: European Centre.

Geyer, L., Simmons, C., Zólyomi, E. (2021). Homelessness: Examining data and data collection methods, Policy Brief 2021/2. Vienna: European Centre.