Anna Matysiak

I am a family demographer and economist, with a special interest in labour market research.

My main areas of expertise cover family and fertility change and the interrelationships between family dynamics and transformations in the labour markets, men’s and women’s employment, gender relations, family and employment policies and quality of life. In my work I used numerous advanced statistical methods and approaches: multi-process hazard models, mixture cure models, panel data analysis, multi-level models forlongitudinal data, sequence analysis or meta-analysis.

I have published mainly on the following topics:

  • Childbearing and women’s paid work in various institutional and cultural settings
  • Labour market transformations and family dynamics
  • Union formation and union dissolution (spread of cohabitation and divorce, union
    dissolutions and women’s socio-economic status)
  • Men’s involvement in housework and childcare and its consequences for fertility and
    men’s labour market outcomes
  • Family life and subjective well-being
  • Family dynamics and family policies

Anna Matysiak

I obtained PhD in Economics in 2009 and Habilitation in the same discipline in 2017 from the Warsaw School of Economics. I also received training in demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2005-2007). In years 2009-2013 I was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics and Demography at the Warsaw School of Economics and since 2013 I have been Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography (research group: Family and Fertility). I was Editor of the Book Review Section at the European Journal of Population (2015-2017) and Deputy Editor at Demography (since mid-2017). I have been also providing consultancy on population dynamics, gender and population policies in Eastern Europe for the United Nations Population Fund.

Anna Matysiak

In 2018, I received Dirk J. van de Kaa Award for Social Demography from the European Association for Population Studies for “outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography, and the interplay of population dynamics and social change”. In 2013, I was granted an Award of the National Science Centre for significant scientific achievements in the field of humanities, social sciences and art.

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