Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. Vice-head of LABFAM. She is a political scientist and economist with a particular expertise in comparative care regimes, family policy, female employment, gendered division of labour, work-life balance and the capability approach applied to social policy analyses.
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences University of Warsaw. Head of LABFAM. She is a family demographer and economist with special expertise in the field of family and fertility, labour market, gender, family and employment policies and quality of life.
Administrative support: Emilia Tlaga
Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work, and Care, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Brock University, and Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University and the University of Victoria. She has published widely on parental leave, fathering, feminist and ecological epistemologies, narrative analysis, research ethics, care, and genealogies of concepts.
Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, and Academic Director of the British Columbia Research Data Centres Network. Her research focuses on understanding how labor market inequalities develop and erode and the implications of changing employment relations and social policy for people’s economic security and mobility.
Thordis Reimer is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg. She is a sociologist, with a special interest in parental leave policies, fathers and childcare, fathers’ take-up of parental leave, work arrangements and work-family reconciliation.
Professor of Demography at the University of Florence, where he is scientific coordinator of the Population and Society Unit. His interests are in family demography, social demography, and life course research. He is Editor-in-Chief of Genus – Journal of Population Sciences.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Demography at the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications of the University of Florence (Italy). He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research. His research interests include social demography, social stratification and inequality, and immigration.
Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Davidson College. She is a sociologist whose research interests include gender and family attitudes, marital quality, LGBTQ families, fatherhood, parental leave policy, and work-family balance.
Richard J. Petts
Professor of Sociology at Ball State University. His research focuses on family inequalities, with a specific emphasis on parental leave, father involvement, and workplace flexibility as policies and practices that can reduce gender inequality, promote greater work-family balance, and improve family well-being.
Shirley Gatenio Gabel
Shirley Gatenio Gabel is a Professor and the Quaranta Endowed Chair in Children for Social Justice at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Her research interests include comparative child and family policies, human rights and international social work education.
Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University. She writes on issues related to work, social movements, and comparative social policy. Her current research examines how political regimes, trade unions, and women in politics influence parental leave provisions and the timing of leave policy adoption across countries with a special focus on fathers’ leave rights and provisions.
Ilyar Heydari Barardehi
Research fellow at the University of Warsaw. He is passionate about understanding various types of households’ social and economic challenges. He adopts a multidisciplinary investigative approach to pursue his research interests which revolve around a broad range of family-related topics, including gendered roles, labor market decisions, family policy, family demography, and aging.
Agnieszka Kasperska is a Research Assistant at LABFAM and a PhD Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, both at the University of Warsaw. She is interested in employment and labour market research with a particular focus on gender, job quality and social policies.
Former project participants
Ph.D. candidate at Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw (public policy) and researcher at Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. He is a political scientist with a particular expertise in ageing society, international migration in CEE countries, long-term care as well as labour market.
A Research Assistant at Familydemic and a P.h.D. candidate at the University of Warsaw. He is an economist whose research interests cover policy impact evaluation, labor market outcomes, family livelihood diversification, and gender gap.