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Sonja Spitzer is a predoctoral researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and also affiliated with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID). She is also a PhD candidate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). She holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Socio-Economics, both from WU. Ms. Spitzer has also completed parts of her studies at the School of Economics and the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Ms. Spitzer is a population economist working on health, ageing, and economic wellbeing over the life course. She tackles questions related to healthy ageing as well as the economic impact of life events on households, examples are retirement or the birth of a child. She is particularly interested in issues related to survey data, for example, weighting adjustments or the evaluation of self-reported measures with objective information. For her research, she applies econometric as well as demographic methods.
Last update: 14-JAN-2019
Spitzer S (2019). Biases in health expectancies due to educational differences in survey participation of older Europeans: It’s worth weighting for. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-003
Spitzer S, Greulich A, & Hammer B (2019). The Subjective Cost of Young Children: A European Comparison. In: Population Association of America, 2008 Annual Meeting, 10-13 April 2008, Austin, Texas.
Spitzer S & Weber D ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7873-0458 (2019). Who is telling the truth? Biases in self-reported physical and cognitive health status of older Europeans. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-002
Hammer B, Spitzer S, Vargha L, & Istenič T (2019). The gender dimension of intergenerational transfers in Europe. Vienna Institute of Demography
Spitzer S, Greulich A, & Hammer B (2018). The subjective cost of young children: A European comparison. Vienna Institute of Demography
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