POLPAN Seminar: Structural Conditions that Enable Right-Wing Civic Associations to Emerge in Poland

The first POLPAN Seminar after the summer break was held on Monday, September 17th. During the Seminar Dr Marcin Ślarzyński presented his paper entitled “Structural Conditions that Enable Right-Wing Civic Associations to Emerge in Poland.” Abstract: Under what conditions do right-wing civil society organizations emerge? While most studies of the emergence of civil society tend ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’: Alternative Values-Based ‘Recipes’ for Life Satisfaction

During the POLPAN Seminar on July 9th Professor Bruce Headey (University of Melbourne) presented a paper titled ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’: Alternative Values-Based ‘Recipes’ for Life Satisfaction. The paper has been prepared together with Professor Gert G. Wagner (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin). Abstract: In most previous research on the determinants ...

POLPAN Seminar: New challenges in processing and disseminating The Polish Panel Survey, POLPAN

During the POLPAN Seminar on June 11th Professor Zbigniew Sawiński (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) presented a talk entitled ‘New challenges in processing and disseminating The Polish Panel Survey, POLPAN.’ Abstract: The longitudinal nature of the POLPAN study results in increasing data complexity. Every five years since 1988, several hundred variables ...

POLPAN Seminar: ‘Diversity of Answers in International Surveys and the Dissimilarity of Respondents’

During the POLPAN Seminar on Monday, April 16th, Professor Tadeusz Krauze (Hofstra University, USA, Professor Emeritus) presented a lecture entitled “Diversity of Answers in International Surveys and the Dissimilarity of Respondents”. Abstract: Every society needs a substantial degree of agreement on social practices, values, and attitudes. This is an aspect of social cohesion which has ...

POLPAN Seminar: How to Use Sociological Research (Data) in Contemporary Historical Research? A Few Answers from Germany

During the POLPAN Seminar on January 9th, 2018, Dr. Piotr Filipkowski (University of Vienna / IFiS PAN) presented a paper entitled “How to Use Sociological Research (Data) in Contemporary Historical Research? A Few Answers from Germany”. Abstract: Western historiography – and German in particular – starts researching the very recent past, up to the present. ...

POLPAN Seminar: POLPAN 2018 – Preliminary issues for discussion (working meeting)

A working POLPAN seminar meeting was held on November 28, 2017. The meeting was devoted to preparations for the new wave of the study planned for 2018. The introduction to the meeting, entitled “POLPAN 2018 – Preliminary issues for discussion”, was given by prof. Zbigniew Sawiński.      

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 ...