OSU Summer School in Social Sciences – 10th edition

The 10th edition of the OSU Summer School in Social Sciences: “Central and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective: Assessing Social and Political Change” will be held at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology from June 12th to July 14, 2017. The School is organized by CONSIRT (Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program) – a ...

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 ...

International Journal of Sociology 46(4) – special issue based on POLPAN data

A special issue of International Journal of Sociology, titled ‘Analyzing Social Change: The Polish Panel Survey, POLPAN 1988-2013‘, has been just published. All articles in the issue are based on POLPAN data.      

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 ...

Summer School in Social Sciences 2016

The ninth edition of the Warsaw Summer School in Social Sciences was held at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology from June 13 to July 15, 2016. The School was organized by CONSIRT (Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program) – a collaborative endeavor of The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences. ...

Third ISA Forum of Sociology – presentations based on POLPAN data

Third ISA Forum of Sociology took place in Vienna from July 10 to 14, 2016. Members of the POLPAN Team presented the following papers based on POLPAN data: Skills, Inequalities, and Overeducation: The Perverse Effects of Educational Expansion in Poland – Anna Kiersztyn (abstract), Fighting Corruption during Transformations in Poland: Determinants and Changes in Perception of Government ...