POLPAN Seminar: Does national and religious identity facilitate collective action and contribution to public goods? The case of Poland

On December 10th Dr. Inta Mierina presented a paper: ‘Does national and religious identity facilitate collective action and contribution to public goods? The case of Poland’. Abstract: One of the factors whose potential for collective action and public goods has not been sufficiently explored in the existing literature on civil society and social activism, is national ...

POLPAN Seminar: Interviews on POLPAN: ‘The history of one survey’ project

On November 26th Danuta Życzyńska-Ciołek presented a paper: ‘POLPAN Seminar: Interviews on POLPAN: ‘The history of one survey’ project’. The Polish Panel Survey POLPAN has been conducted for more than 25 years, resulting in unique datasets and valuable academic publications. Nevertheless, every research project involves more than scientific results only. The core of such a project ...

POLPAN Seminar: Testing Measurement of Perception of Income Inequality

On October 22nd Barbara Jancewicz and Dr. Zbigniew Karpinski presented a paper: ‘Testing Measurement of Perception of Income Inequality’. Abstract: Measures of income inequality, such as the Gini coefficient or the quintile ratio, are becoming increasingly popular among non-specialists, such as journalists or bloggers. These measures satisfy a number of requirements that define how changes ...

POLPAN Seminar: The Problem of Escaping from Mathematics in a Time-Discounting Perspective

On October 8th Anna Baczko-Dombi presented a paper: ‘The Problem of Escaping from Mathematics in a Time-Discounting Perspective.’ Abstract: Mathematics evokes conflicting emotions and contradictory attitudes as no other school subject. On the one hand, mathematics is treated as the Queen of Sciences; on the other, we observe the widespread acceptance for mathematical ignorance. Generally, ...

POLPAN Seminar: Data Harmonization: General Issues and Examples

On June 11th Prof. Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Dr. Joshua K. Dubrow, and Marta Kolczynska presented: ‘Data Harmonization: General Issues and Examples’. Abstract: The Seminar is divided into three parts. In the first part Kazimierz M. Słomczyński will discuss general issues of standardizing variables in survey research. He will also present the general issues of data harmonization ...

POLPAN Seminar: Operationalization of temporal orientations: presentation of proposed survey questions

On April 30th Ewa Jarosz presented a paper: ‘Operationalization of temporal orientations: presentation of proposed survey questions’. Abstract: Time perspective plays an important role as an underlying dimension of wide range of social phenomena, from family-making process to consumption or professional trajectories. It was defined as the deep layer of a culture (Hall, 1984), related to ...

POLPAN Seminar: An interplay of structure and agency in migrants’ occupational careers

On April 23rd Dr. Izabela Grabowska-Lusińska presented:  ‘An interplay of structure and agency in migrants’ occupational careers’. Abstract: Migration can be seen as an endeavour marked by hope as well as risk, but primarily it is an individual act although it can also be undertaken in a collective manner, as a result of a decision of ...

POLPAN Seminar: Working meeting

           

POLPAN Seminar: Working session: Questionnaires 2013

On February 26th Prof. Kazimierz M. Słomczyński organized a working session devoted to the POLPAN 2013 questionnaires.        

POLPAN Seminar: Measuring discrimination against immigrants and ethnic minorities. Results of a correspondence test

On February 5th Dr. Kinga Wysieńska presented a paper: ‘Measuring discrimination against immigrants and ethnic minorities. Results of a correspondence test’. Abstract: Little research has been done to examine discrimination against immigrants in the labor market in Poland. Qualitative and non-random sample studies indicate, however, that the phenomenon exists and in part can be attributed ...