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

During the next POLPAN Seminar Professor Bruce Headey (University of Melbourne) will present 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). The meeting will be held on Monday, July 9, ...

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 ...

New Book on Social Classes and Stratification

Dynamic of Class and Stratification in Poland (2018), CEU Press, is written by a team of authors from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, including Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Henryk Domański, Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow, Zbigniew Sawiński, and Dariusz Przybysz. This book offers the rare comprehensive study of important changes to ...

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 ...

Presentations 2016–2017

Below we present a list of conference, workshop and seminar presentations related to the POLPAN study; the list covers the years 2016–2017.   2017 Boruc, Weronika. 2017. Becoming an Entrepreneur in Post-Communist Poland: The Influence of Money, Friends and Family. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Greece, 29 ...

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 ...

13th Conference of ESA – presentations based on POLPAN data

The 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association „(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities” took place in Athens from August 29th to September 1st, 2017. Members of the POLPAN team presented the following papers: Becoming an Entrepreneur in Post-Communist Poland: the Influence of Money, Friends and Family – Weronika Boruc (abstract), Looking Back from Today’s Perspective: ...

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 ...