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 the social context (family and employment policies, gender role attitudes or economic conditions) on the links between women’s paid work and fertility. For instance, together with Ivett Szalma, we demonstrated how different parental leave regulations in Poland and Hungary affect maternal return to work after first birth and their decision to have the second child. Furthermore, I showed with Daniele Vignoli that Polish women are more likely to combine paid work and family than Italian women even though the institutional support for working mothers is equally weak in both countries. Financial necessities and/or higher attachment of women to paid work, inherited during the communism, may be responsible for this state of affairs. Finally, one of my noteworthy contributions in this research area is a construction of the quantitative social indicator which aims at assessing the country-specific conditions for work and family reconciliation quantitatively. This publication, co-authored by D. Weziak-Bialowolska, was distinguished by the Springer Nature for providing groundbreaking scientific findings with a potential to “change the world” and “help the humanity”.
- Nitsche, N., Matysiak, A., Van Bavel, J., Vignoli, D., 2018, Partners’ Educational Pairings and Fertility Across Europe, Demography, 55(4): 1195–1232.
- Billingsley, S., Matysiak, A., 2018, Social mobility and family expansion in Poland and Russia during socialism and capitalism. Advances in Life Course Research 36: 80-91.
- Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., Matysiak, A., 2018, The Motherhood Wage Penalty : A Meta-Analysis. VID Working Paper 8/2018 (under review)
- Baranowska-Rataj, A., Matysiak, A., 2016, The Causal Effects of the Number of Children on Female Employment – Do European Institutional and Gender Conditions Matter? Journal of Labour Research 37:343–367.
- Matysiak, A., Węziak-Białowolska, D., 2016, Country-specific conditions of work and family reconciliation. An Attempt at Quantification. European Journal of Population 32:475–510.
- Matysiak, A., Szalma, I., 2014, Effects of Parental Leave Policies on Second Birth Risks and Women’s Employment Entry. Population. The English Edition 69(4): 599-636.
- Matysiak, A., Vignoli, D., 2013, Diverse effects of women’s employment on fertility: insights from Italy and Poland. European Journal of Population 29(3): 273-302.
- Matysiak, A., Mynarska, M., 2013, Women’s self-employment in Poland: a strategy for combining work and childcare?, ISD Working Paper No 28, Warsaw: Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics (under review)
- Matysiak A. 2011, Interdependencies between fertility and women’s labour supply. Springer, Dordrecht, ISBN 978-94-007-1284-3
- Matysiak, A., Vignoli, D., 2010, Employment around first birth in two adverse institutional settings: Evidence from Italy and Poland. Journal of Family Research 22(3): 331-349.
- Matysiak, A., 2009, Employment first, then childbearing: women’s strategy in post-socialist Poland. Population Studies 63(3): 253-276.
- Matysiak, A., Vignoli, D., 2009, Methods for reconciling the micro and the macro in family demography research: the systematization. Studia Demograficzne 1(155): 98-109
- Matysiak A., Steinmetz S., 2008, Finding Their Way? Female Employment Patterns in West Germany, East Germany, and Poland, European Sociological Review 24(3): 331-345
- Matysiak A., Vignoli D., 2008. Fertility and women’s employment: a meta-analysis, European Journal of Population 24:363–384