25 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

The socio-economics of ageing

IIASA researcher Sonja Spitzer will discuss health misperception and healthcare utilisation of older Europeans at the 6th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing.

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The 6th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of topics related to population ageing, one of the most important social transformations of our times.
Research on ageing transcends disciplinary boundaries and this is reflected in the multiple dimensions covered in the workshop which is organized by the Lisboa School of Economics and Management (ISEG), University of Lisbon.  

World Population Program researcher Sonja Spitzer will give a presentation entitled "Health misperception and healthcare utilisation of older Europeans." Spitzer is a predoctoral researcher at the World Population Program at IIASA. She 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. 

For detailed information please visit the event website.


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Sonja Spitzer

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World Population

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PUBLICATIONS

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.

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