POLPAN Seminar: ‘Harmonization without a harmonized variable: The case of education’

During the POLPAN Seminar on October 24th Professor Zbigniew Sawinski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)  presented a talk entitled “Harmonization without a harmonized variable: The case of education.” Download presentation Abstract: When countries differ in information loss during the harmonization process, the results of harmonization may lead to invalid ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘The costs of parenthood and parental well-being. The case of Switzerland.’

During the POLPAN Seminar on May 17th Dr. Malgorzata Mikucka (MZES, Mannheim University & Centre for Demographic Research, Université catholique de Louvain) presented a paper titled ‘The costs of parenthood and parental well-being. The case of Switzerland.’ A co-author of the paper is Prof. Ester Rizzi (Centre for Demographic Research, Université catholique de Louvain). Abstract: Happiness literature ...

POLPAN Seminar: Social Background, School Trajectories, and Transitions to Tertiary Education

During the POLPAN Seminar on March 13th Professor Zbigniew Sawinski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Educational Research Institute) presented a talk entitled “Social Background, School Trajectories, and Transitions to Tertiary Education.” Abstract: Many studies have documented that academic secondary schools provide more opportunities to continue education at tertiary level ...

POLPAN Seminar: Ethnography of Household Money and Credit

During the POLPAN Seminar on January 16th Dr. Marta Olcon-Kubicka and Mateusz Halawa (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) will present a paper titled ‘Ethnography of Household Money and Credit.’ The meeting will be held in Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat 72, Room 154, at 2:30 p. m. Abstract: The talk will present an ...

POLPAN Seminar: “Educational and occupational homogeneity of biographically defined social circles”

During the POLPAN Seminar on Monday, December 12,  Dr. Ireneusz Sadowski (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences) presented a paper titled “Educational and occupational homogeneity of biographically defined social circles”. The paper was prepared by Dr. Sadowski and Professor Bogdan W. Mach. Abstract: Social structure of modern society can be studied from different perspectives. ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Inequality and its perception’

During the POLPAN Seminar on Monday, November 21st, Dr. Barbara Jancewicz (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw) presented a paper titled ‘Inequality and its perception: in search of sources of multidimensionality using multidimensional scaling.’ Abstract: Researchers are trying to link income inequality with multiple negative social phenomena such as crime, distrust and even increased mortality ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘A New Approach to Differentiation of Public Opinion’

During the POLPAN Seminar on October 17th, Professor Tadeusz Krauze (Hofstra University) presented a talk on “A New Approach to Differentiation of Public Opinion.” Abstract: We present some concepts and tools for investigating the differentiation of public opinion. The concepts are defined on the basis of survey results. Four concepts are fundamental: a) discordance of answers ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Inter-wave harmonization of POLPAN variables’

The seminar held on June 21st was devoted to the problem of inter-wave harmonization of POLPAN variables. The meeting was led by Professor Kazimierz M. Slomczynski who introduced the topic. Next, Marta Kolczynska presented an example of a harmonized variable and described the way in which it was prepared. The presentation was followed by a discussion.   ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Hard Times – Strong Ties? How the Conditions of Local Economy Impact on Getting a Job’

During the POLPAN Seminar on March 8th, Dr. Mikolaj Pawlak (University of Warsaw) and Dr. Michal Kotnarowski (Polish Academy of Sciences) presented a paper titled ‘Hard Times – Strong Ties? How the Conditions of Local Economy Impact on Getting a Job.’ Abstract: The seminal work of Mark Granovetter (1973) proved that weak ties play a ...

POLPAN Seminar: Positive, Negative, and Neutral Opinions about the European Union: Does the Historical Context Matter?

During the POLPAN Seminar on February 2nd Dr. Nataliia Pohorila (Research center SOCIS, Ukraine) will present a paper titled “Positive, Negative, and Neutral Opinions about the European Union: Does the Historical Context Matter?” Abstract: The paper explores the impact of aspirations to access the EU before the 2004 on evaluation of the individual gains after the ...