Patrick Lazarevic

Research Group: Health and Longevity

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7720

E-Mail: patrick.lazarevic(at)



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

Selected Publications

Diverging ideas of health? Comparing the basis of health ratings across gender, age, and country
Author(s): Patrick Lazarevic, Martina Brandt
Reference: Social Science & Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112913
Year: 2020

Was misst Self-Rated Health? Die Basis subjektiver Gesundheit und Unterschiede nach Geschlecht, Alter und Kohorte in Europa und Kanada
[What Does Self-Rated Health Measure? The Basis of Subjective Health and Differences by Gender, Age, and Cohort in Europe and Canada]
Author(s): Lazarevic P
Reference: Springer, Wiesbaden
Year: 2019

The Gender Health Gap in Europe’s Ageing Societies: Universal Findings across Countries and Age Groups?
Author(s): Schmitz A and Lazarevic P
Reference: European Journal of Ageing (online first)
Year: 2020

Bedeutung des Gesundheitsindikators bei der Analyse der Gesundheitsfolgen informeller Pflege: Anderer Indikator, anderes Ergebnis?
[The Significance of the Choice of Health Indicators in the Analysis of Health Effects on Informal Carers: Different Indicator, Different Result?]
Author(s): Kaschowitz J and Lazarevic P
Reference: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 53 (1): 10–16.
Year: 2019

Gesundheit im Alter: Ein Überblick über den Stand der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung
[Health in Older Age: A Literature Review for the Social Sciences]
Author(s): Brandt M, Kaschowitz J, Lazarevic P
Reference: Peter Kriwy & Monika Jungbauer-Gans (Eds.): Handbuch Gesundheitssoziologie
Year: 2016