CV

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

2019 – 

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

2020 –

Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant “Globalization-and Technology-Driven Labour Market Change and Fertility” (LABFER)

2017 –

Deputy Editor at Demography (journal of Population Association of America)

2012 –

Member of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe

EDUCATION

2017

Habilitation in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland 

2009

PhD in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

2006

European Research Master of Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

2003

Master degree in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

2003

Master degree in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2013 – 2019

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

2009 – 2017

Assistant Professor, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland (on leave between 08.2013 – 09.2017)

2003 – 2009

Research Assistant, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

2003 – 2005

Research Assistant at the Gdańsk Research Institute on Market Economies, Warsaw, Poland

RESEARCH STAYS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Jan 2010

Guest Researcher at the Department of Sociology at the Stockholm University, Sweden

Nov 2008 –          Jan 2009

Doctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Population and Policy, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Oct 2006 – March 2007

Doctoral Fellow at the International Max Planck Research School of Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany.

Sept 2005 –     Jul 2006

PhD student at the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany.

PAST APPOINTMENTS

2015 – 2017

Editor of the Book Review Section in European Journal of Population

2012 –2019

Member of the Editorial Board in Studia Demograficzne (Polish demographic journal)

2015 –2019

Member of the IUSSP Panel on Subjective well-being and demographic events, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

2009 –2019

International Collaborator of the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe

MOST IMPORTANT PRIZES AND AWARDS

2018

The Dirk van de Kaa Award for Social Demography for outstanding achievements in social demography by an individual scholar, granted by European Association for Population Studies.

2017

Recognition within the Change the World, One Article at a Time Initiative of the Springer Nature for the article “Country-specific conditions of work and family reconciliation. An Attempt at Quantification” published in the European Journal of Population (co-author D. Węziak-Białowolska)

2013

Prize of the National Science Centre of Poland for the best young researcher in the field of arts, humanities and social sciences, 2013

2012

Prize of the Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics for the book ‘Interdependencies between fertility and women’s labour supply’. Dordrecht: Springer

2011

Prize of the Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics for the scientific achievements

2010

Scientific Award of the Ministry of Science and Tertiary Education for the best young researchers, 2010

2009

Scientific Scholarship granted by the Polish weekly magazine Polityka, 2009

2007 – 2008

Scientific Scholarship START granted by the Foundation for Polish Science

EXPERIENCE IN ATTRACTING RESEARCH FUNDING

2020-2025

Globalization- and Technology-Driven Labour Market Change and Fertility (LABFER), ERC Consolidator Grant 2019

2019-2023

Polish Returns 2019, funding of the National Agency of Academic Exchange (NAWA) for establishing a research team upon the return to Poland after at least two-year long research stay abroad 

2010 – 2013

Family Change and Subjective Well-being (FAMWELL), financed by the National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) within a Programme LEADER, directed to young researchers (max 4 years after the PhD) for establishing a research team. Amount granted: 250 000 EUR

2011 – 2013

Family Change in Italy and Poland (FAMCHIP), collaborative project with University of Florence  financed by National Science Centre in Poland. Amount granted: 100,000 EUR; PI: Irena E. Kotowska; My role: initiation of the grant and preparation of the grant proposal together with D. Vignoli (University of Florence)

2011 – 2012

Women’s self-employment in Poland: A strategy for combining work and childcare? Research Grant funded by CERGE-EI Foundation within the Global Development Network, Co-Principal Investigator (with M. Mynarska)

PARTICIPATION IN OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS (most important)

  International

2014 – 2017

Fertility and Reproduction in 21st Century Europe (EURREP), ERC Starting Grant (PI: T. Sobotka), Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

2013 – 2016

Families and Societies – Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations, 7th EC Framework Programme.

2004 – 2009

Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe  (RECWOWE) funded by the EC 7th Framework Program

2004 – 2007

The Insecure Perspectives of the Low Skilled in the Knowledge Society (LOWER3), workpackage on gender and the labour market, under the EC 6th Framework Program

2002 – 2005

Population Policy Acceptance (PPA) Study. The Viewpoint of Citizens and Policy Actors Regarding the Management of Population Related Change (DIALOG) under the EC 5th Framework Program.

  National

2009 – 2012

Generations and Gender Programme, 1st round – Poland, project financed by the Ministry of Science and Tertiary Education, conducted at the Institute of Statistics and Demography – Warsaw School of Economics.

2009 – 2010

Employment from the life course perspective, Poland project financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in cooperation with Institute for Structural Studies.

2005 – 2007

Structural and cultural determinants of women’s labour force participation in Poland, financed by the Ministry of Science.

2005 – 2007

Economic and educational activity of women and their care duties, funded from the European Social Fund, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

2019  – 2020

Convenor of the Fertility Theme at the European Population Conference, Padova 24-27.06.2020 (cancelled due o COVID-19)

2019

Organiser of the scientific session at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting PAA 2019, Austin/Texas, 10-13.04.2019

2017

Member of the Organising Committee of the international workshop ”Integrating Subjective Well-being in the Demographic Agenda” side meeting to the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Chicago 26.04.2017

2013

A member of the organizing committee of the international conference “Comparing families: does international perspective help?”, Warsaw School of Economics, 17-18.12.2013

2013

A member of the organizing committee of the 2nd Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) User Group Conference, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy, 24 and 25. 10. 2013

2013

Member of the Organising Committee of the national conference „New patterns of family formation in Poland: their causes and consequences on subjective well-being”, Warsaw School of Economics, 18.06.2013

2012

Convenor of the Fertility Theme in the European Population Conference, Stockholm 13-16.06.2012.

INVITED SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

2019

Men’s involvement in the family and fertility: what about men’s opportunity costs? Invited presentation at the seminar series of the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics & Public Policy, Bocconi University, Milano,  16.09.2019 (with A. Rybińska)

2019

Men’s involvement in the family and fertility: what about men’s opportunity costs? Invited presentation at the seminar series of the Population and Health Research Group, University of St Andrews, 14.05.2019 (with A. Rybinska)

2019

Do family policies affect fertility? – invited presentation at the research seminar “Global Population Challenges”, Department of Demography, Charles University, Prague,  29.04.2019

2018

Evidence-based family policies as a response to the demographical challenges in Europe, invited presentation at the plenary session at the conference “Regional symposium on evidence-based family policies. Implications of Gender and Generations Survey data in the UNECE Region”, UNFPA, UNECE & UNICEF & the Government of Belarus, Minsk 20-21.03.2018

2017

Partners’ involvement in the family and their fertility desires, invited presentation at the conference “Changing Gender Inequalities, Changing Families?”, Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven, Leuven, 7-8.12.2017 (with A. Rybinska)

2017

Self-Employment as a Work-and-Family Reconciliation Strategy?, invited presentation at the conference “Low Fertility, Labor Market, and Family: Factors, Outcomes, and Policy Implications”,  East-West Center, Honolulu, US, 20-21.11.2017 (with M. Mynarska)

2017

Potential of GGS data for international comparative research – keynote speech at the Polish Gender and Generations Conference, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw 26.06.2017 (with T. Sobotka and D.  Vignoli)

2016

The Impact of the Great Recession on Fertility in Europe, invited presentation at the colloquium, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, 21.12.2016 (with T. Sobotka and D.  Vignoli)

2016

The Impact of the Great Recession on Fertility in Europe, keynote speech at the workshop “Old and new families facing the new century’s challenges”, University of Padua, Padua 16.12.2016 (with T. Sobotka and D.  Vignoli)

2016

Use of GGS Data in Comparative Family Research, invited presentation at “Generations and Gender Programme: Methodology and Data Use Conference”, UNFPA & UNICEF, Minsk, 28.11.2016

2016

The Impact of the Great Recession on Fertility in Europe, invited presentation at the colloquium, Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics & Public Policy, Bocconi University, Milano,  15.02.2016 (with T. Sobotka and D.  Vignoli)

2013

Diverse pathways to childlessness over the life course, invited presentation at the colloquium, Vienna Institute of Demography, Vienna 02.07.2013 (with M. Mynarska, A. Rybinska, V. Tocchioni, D. Vignoli)

2012

Which family model makes couples more happy – dual earner or male breadwinner?, invited  presentation at the 46th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society, Rome, 20-22.06.2012 (with A Baranowska-Rataj)

2010

Women’s employment in an adverse institutional setting: does it discourage childbearing? invited presentation at the Rostocker Ring Conference, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1.07.2010 (with D. Vignoli)

2009

Interdependencies between fertility and women’s labour supply, invited presentation at the colloquium, Department of Statistics and Demography, University of Florence, Italy, 27.05.2009

INVITED PRESENTATIONS FOR POLICY MAKERS (most important)

2019

Peer Review: Strategic Principles for the Improvement  of the Demographic Situation in Armenia – presentation at the meeting with National Commision on Improvement of Demographic Situation, Republic of Armenia, 12.06.2019

2017

“Low fertility and population dynamics in Eastern Europe”, Workshop on Family Planning and Reproductive Rights, SheDecides Initiative, UNFPA, Chisinau, Moldova, 21.06.2017

2013

Presentation about work-family conflict and family change for the Parliamentary Committee for the Family and Social Policy (Poland), 17.04.2013 (with Irena E. Kotowska and M. Styrc)

2011

“Can reduction of tensions between paid work and childcare encourage young adults to have more children?” and participation in the discussion panel “How can we support parenthood in Poland?” (in Polish) at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, 16.11.2011

2011

“Is there any lesson for policy-makers from studying Central and Eastern Europe’s fertility decline?” Population Europe Event, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 29.03.2011

2010

„Will number of births in Poland decline?” (in Polish) at the Polish Central Statistical Office 31.03.2010 (with I.E.Kotowska and J.Jóźwiak)

2009

Interdependencies between fertility and women’s labour supply, invited presentation at the colloquium, Department of Statistics and Demography, University of Florence, Italy, 27.05.2009

CONSULTANCY AND EXPERTISE

2019

Consultancy for the United Nations Population Fund in Armenia on the possibilities of the improvement of the demographic situation in the country

2017

Consultancy for the United Nations Populations Fund on gender equality and family dynamics in Eastern Europe

2012-2013

Member of the expert group at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland responsible for preparing recommendations for family policy

2011

Expertise on family-friendly policies for the Senate of the Republic of Poland (with I.E. Kotowska and A. Baranowska)

2011

Member of the expert group which prepared research tools for assessing integration of women in the labour market at the regional and local level, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Poland

2003 – 2005

Projections of social expenditures, expertise for the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Poland

TEACHING

Bachelor level
  • Statistics (in Polish) – practical sessions, Warsaw School of Economics, academic years 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
  • Statistics (in English) – lecture and computer labs, Warsaw School of Economics, academic years 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
  • Demography (in Polish), selected lectures, Warsaw School of Economics, academic years 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
  • Demography (in English), selected lectures, Warsaw School of Economics, academic years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
PhD level
  • Consequences of demographic change (in English), European Doctoral School of Demography in the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015; 8 hours per academic year
Executive level
  • Data Analysis and Reasoning in Business (in English), MBA Programme,  Warsaw School of Economics, 2010/2011 (15 teaching hours)
  • Quantitative Methods of Decision Making (in English), MBA Programme, University of Warsaw, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 (30 teaching hours each year)

PROMOTION OF STUDENTS

  • Bachelor students: 8 bachelor students over the period 2010-2013, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Master students: 1 master student at the Warsaw School of Economics in the academic year 2012/2013, 1 master student at the Rostock University in 2009 (secondary supervisor)
  • PhD students: 
    • secondary supervisor of PhD thesis “Interdependencies between marital instability and fertility” (PhD candidate: Marta Styrc), defended in June 2016, Warsaw School of Economics; 
    • secondary supervisor of PhD thesis “Economic Uncertainty and Fertility” (PhD candidate: Giammarco Alderotti), defended in February 2020, University of Rome

PhD COMMITTEES

  • Member of the PhD Committee at the University of Trento, scheduled for October 2019 (PhD candidate Mattia Oliviero, supervisor: prof. Stefani Scherer)
  • Member of the PhD Committee at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, February 2019  (PhD candidate Alessandro Di Nallo, supervisor: prof Gosta Esping-Andersen)
  • Member of the PhD Committee at the Cracow Economic University, November 2017 (PhD candidate Beata Osiewalska, supervisor: prof Jolanta Kurkiewicz)