Childbearing and paid work

Interdependencies between childbearing and women’s paid work in an international perspective constitute the main area of my expertise. I examined the role of women’s involvement in paid work on their childbearing behaviours and studied the impact of parenthood on women’s labour market outcomes. I have also studied the role of …

Union formation and dissolution

Besides fertility, I have also worked in the field of union dynamics. I investigated the process of diffusion of new family arrangements, such as cohabitation and childbearing within cohabitation (largely in the Polish context). I have also studied the links between women’s socio-economic status and union disruption. In particular, I …

Family dynamics and policies

I have also published more generally on the causes and consequences of family change in Europe and provided my expertise on family policies to governments in Eastern European countries (Moldova and Armenia) through my collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. Earlier I also provided my expertise to the governmental …

Fathers’ involvement

In the last years, I have also developed interest in fathers’ involvement in the family and its consequences for men’s labour market outcomes and fertility. Numerous papers published over the last decade found an increase in men’s involvement in the family and suggested that it should lead to higher fertility, …