Cassandra Simmons

Research Affiliate


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


English (mother tongue), French, German




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


Rodrigues, R., Rehnberg, J., Simmons, C., Ilinca, S., Zólyomi, E., Vafaei, A., Kadi, S., Jull, J., Phillips, S., & Fors, S. (2023). Cohort trajectories by age and gender for informal caregiving in Europe adjusted for socio-demographic changes, 2004 and 2015The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, gbad011. Advance online publication.

Schmidt, A. E., Rodrigues, R., Simmons, C., & Steiber, N. (2022). A crisis like no other? Unmet needs in healthcare during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis in Austria. European journal of public health32(6), 969–975. 

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. International Journal for Equity in 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.