POLPAN Seminar: Propozycje kwestionariuszy POLPAN 2013 (in Polish)

On January 15th Prof. Kazimierz M. Słomczyński organized a working session devoted to the POLPAN 2013 questionnaires.        

POLPAN Seminar: Overview of Survey Methods Measuring Social Capital

On January 8th Dr. Michał Bojanowski presented: ‘Overview of Survey Methods Measuring Social Capital’. Abstract: Social capital is widely recognized as an important type of resource or resources relevant for individual goal attainment. In principle, social capital can be thought of as capturing certain aspects of individual position within wider social network of people possessing ...

POLPAN Seminar: Analyses of Careers: Exploring a New Program (CONVERTER)

On December 18th Prof. Zbigniew Sawinski presented a paper: ‘Analyses of Careers: Exploring a New Program (CONVERTER)’. Presentation (PDF)        

POLPAN Seminar: The Transition to Insecurity: Employment Dynamics and Its Sociodemographic Differentiation

On December 4th Dr. Małgorzata Mikucka presented a paper: ‘The Transition to Insecurity: Employment Dynamics and Its Sociodemographic Differentiation’. Abstract: This study is the first to verify with longitudinal data on individual work histories some of the statements concerning changes in the Polish labor market during and after the postcommunist transition. Specifically, it describes the ...

POLPAN Seminar: Popular Assessments of Earnings in Various Occupations: Trends in Consensus and Images of Justice

On November 13rd Dr. Zbigniew Karpiński presented: ‘Popular Assessments of Earnings in Various Occupations: Trends in Consensus and Images of Justice.’ Abstract: The objective of the present paper is to look at responses to questions asking subjects what they think people in various occupations do earn and what they should earn. Responses to these questions figure ...

POLPAN Seminar: The Effects of International Exposure on Individual Success

On October 23rd Dr. Irina Tomescu-Dubrow presented a paper: ‘The Effects of International Exposure on Individual Success’. Abstract: Is international exposure, defined through experience of working abroad, proficiency in Western foreign languages, and having close family in the West, conducive to individual success, above and beyond traditional determinants of occupational achievement? My expectation is that ...

POLPAN Seminar: The Dynamics of Overeducation on the Polish Labor Market

On October 16th Dr. Anna Kiersztyn presented a paper: ‘The Dynamics of Overeducation on the Polish Labor Market’. Abstract: In Poland, the last two decades were a period of a fast increase in educational attainment. This ‘educational boom’ was motivated by the notion that higher education was an entry ticket to better jobs. However, the ...