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 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) in affecting women’s labour market outcomes in connection with motherhood. One of my noteworthy contributions in this research area is the quantitative social indicator which assesses country-specific conditions for work and family reconciliation in Europe 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”.
- Matysiak, A., Mynarska, M., 2020, Self-employment as a work-and-family reconciliation strategy? Evidence from Poland. Advances in Life Course Research (accepted)
- Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., Matysiak, A., 2020, The Motherhood Wage Penalty : A Meta-Analysis. Social Science Research (Online first)
- 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.
- 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. 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
Research and policy briefs
- Matysiak, A., Węziak-Białowolska, D. Karriere und Kinder: Wo geht beides gut zusammen?, Demografische Forschung aus erster Hand, December 2017
- Matysiak, A., Szalma, I., Between Work and More Children, Population Insights 1/2015