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 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 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 ...

POLPAN Seminar: Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Adult Inhabitants of Poland: Results of EZOP Study

On April 29th Dr. Jacek Moskalewicz (Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw) presented ‘Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Adult Inhabitants of Poland: Results of EZOP Study’ Abstract: A pioneering study on prevalence of mental disorders in Poland was carried out in 2010-2011. Over ten thousand inhabitants were interviewed forming a probabilistic sample of the Polish ...

POLPAN Seminar: Competition and Collaboration in Science: Theoretical Approach with Some Preliminary Empirical Results

On April 15th Dr. Michał Bojanowski, mgr Dominika Czerniawska, mgr Wojciech Fenrich (ICM UW) presented a paper: ‘Competition and Collaboration in Science: Theoretical Approach with Some Preliminary Empirical Results’. Abstract: Publications are the main medium of scientific communication – way of documenting and sharing research results. They can be treated as manifestations of various social ...

POLPAN Seminar: Status, fairness, and legitimacy of inequality. Competing hypotheses and proposed empirical test

On February 4th Dr. Kinga Wysieńska and Dr. Zbigniew Karpiński presented: ‘Status, fairness, and legitimacy of inequality. Competing hypotheses and proposed empirical test’. Abstract: The objective of our theoretical and empirical work is to build and test a model describing and predicting the conditions under which the unequal distribution of rewards between members of socially ...

POLPAN Seminar: Immigrant entrepreneurship in Poland. Ethnicity as a cultural script, strategy of maximizing profits and as a barrier in the business activities of immigrants

On January 21st Dr. Katarzyna Andrejuk presented a paper: ‘Immigrant entrepreneurship in Poland. Ethnicity as a cultural script, strategy of maximizing profits and as a barrier in the business activities of immigrants.’ Abstract: The aim of this project is to examine the immigrant entrepreneurship of different ethnic groups in Poland. Immigrant entrepreneurs of various diasporas “manage” ...

POLPAN Seminar: Changes in attitudes across the life cycle. Preliminary analysis of POLPAN data

On January 14th Dr. Ireneusz Sadowski presented: ‘Changes in attitudes across the life cycle. Preliminary analysis of POLPAN data’. Abstract: In the sociological studies of change we may distinguish three distinct “clocks” measuring societal time – one for individuals, one for peer groups and one for society as a whole. Although they are obviously bonded together, ...