POLPAN Seminar: ‘Problems with harmonization of the data on the household composition in POLPAN 1988-2013’

During the POLPAN Seminar on Tuesday, January 20th, Dr. Macin Zielinski (Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw) presented a paper titled ‘Problems with harmonization of the data on the household composition in POLPAN 1988-2013′. Abstract: The discussion will focus on two dimensions of the measurement of household composition in the POLPAN 1988-2013 survey-projects. The first ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘How to Use Google Tools and Internet Data in Academic Research’

On Tuesday, December 9th, Anna Franczak (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciencies) presented a paper titled ‘How to Use Google Tools and Internet Data in Academic Research’. Abstract: Google is the biggest global search engine. Founded in 1998, in a garage by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, this tool has changed the ...

Two articles about POLPAN on The Shanker Blog

Recently two articles based on POLPAN data have been published on The Shanker Blog – ‘The Voice of the Albert Shanker Institute’ (Washington). Both articles are written by Dr. Kinga Wysienska-Di Carlo (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Matthew Di Carlo (Albert Shanker Institute). The first article is titled ‘Attitudes ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Leisure and Social Inequality’

On Wednesday, December 3rd, Professor Daniel Krymkowski (University of Vermont) presented a talk entitled: ‘Leisure and Social Inequality’. Abstract: People devote a considerable amount of time to leisure activities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey, for example, it amounted to 5.1 hours on the typical day in 2012 in the ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Which of the contemporary theories of fertility has the strongest explanatory power in accounting for lowest-low fertility rates in Europe? Statistical Analysis of Poland, Italy and Germany’

On Tuesday, November 18th, Anna Gromada (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciencies) presented a paper titled ‘Which of the contemporary theories of fertility has the strongest explanatory power in accounting for lowest-low fertility rates in Europe? Statistical Analysis of Poland, Italy and Germany’. Abstract: The presentation gives a brief overview of the ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Testing for compositional effects. Does educational expansion lead to greater social mobility? A comparative study of Germany and Poland’

On Tuesday, October 14th, Dr Katarzyna Kopycka (Institut für Soziologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) presented a paper titled ‘Testing for compositional effects. Does educational expansion lead to greater social mobility? A comparative study of Germany and Poland.’ Abstract: One of the ways to legitimize social inequality is in terms of equality of opportunity and, hence, social mobility. While ...

POLPAN Team at the World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama

The POLPAN team participated in the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology which was held in Yokohama (July 13-19). The team members presented following papers based on POLPAN data: Kazimierz M. Słomczyński , Irina Tomescu-Dubrow: Causes and Consequences of Time Investment in Friendship Networks: A Dynamic Analysis of the Polish Panel Survey POLPAN 1988-2013 (abstract) Presentation ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Social Humiliation and Labor Migration’

On June 24 Dr. Anna Janicka (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw) presented a paper titled ‘Social Humiliation and Labor Migration’. Abstract: Given the recent trends in mainstream economics, it seems natural to enquire whether various types of emotions  – having them or avoiding them – may be the object of rational choice and, ...

POLPAN – telephone interviewing

In cooperation with Millward Brown, we started a succeeding stage of the POLPAN project – telephone interviews (CATI) with POLPAN respondents living abroad and with those respondents in Poland who couldn’t be interviewed otherwise. The fieldwork is coordinated by the Centre of Sociological Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, PAS.           ...

POLPAN Seminar: Gift Giving in Educational Institutions in Ukraine and Poland: Mixed Method Comparative Study

On Tuesday June 10th Ilona Wysmulek (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) presented a paper titled ‘Gift Giving in Educational Institutions in Ukraine and Poland: Mixed Method Comparative Study’. Abstract: This presentation is on methodological challenges of conducting cross-national research on gift-giving in schools of Ukraine and Poland. This comparative case study ...