Patrick Lazarevic studied sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he received his M.A. with distinction in 2014. He completed his PhD at TU Dortmund University in May 2019 'magna cum laude' with a dissertation examining the (in)variance of self-rated health by age and its use as an indicator of generic health. In his research, he focuses on the field of (quantitative) research methodology, especially effects of methodological artifacts like age-specific response behaviors and the influence of exmploying different approaches on the results of empirical research.

At the Vienna Institute of Demography, he is working in the ERC consolidator grant project ‘Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity’ (LETHE), where he continues his research on health indicators, health perceptions, and their implications for (generic) health measurement and survey methodology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Survey Methodology
  • Health Measurement
  • Sociology of Age(ing)
  • Health Inequality

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: patrick.lazarevic(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581-7720

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.