Thematic areas

Examples of Projects and Collaborations

Education-to-domestic and- foreign labor market transitions of youth: The role of local community, peer group and new media
Aims: To study issues related to youth and their behaviors on the domestic and foreign labor market, including: (1) the role of home town and local community in the school-to-work transitions (2) the role of parents and relatives in the school-to-work transition (3) the role of peer groups in school-to-work transition (4) the role of new media and online social networks in the school-to-work transition (5) the application of school-gained knowledge on the labor market and the application of the foreign work-experience after return to Poland.
Methodology: Qualitative Longitudinal Study (QLS) in peer-groups (3 waves)
Funding body: National Science Center Poland, Sonata Bis Program

Transition to motherhood across three generations of Polish women. An intergenerational longitudinal study
Aims: To analyze the process of transition to motherhood in a long-view perspective of three generations of Polish women living in Poland, including: (1) the impact of the socio-economic environment on the modes of transition and models of parenting; (2) the intergenerational relations in families; (3) the main modes of transition and models of motherhood among first-time mothers; (4) the process of becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother; (5) the gap between the ideas related to becoming a mother and the actual social practices of parenting; (6) the relation of time to motherhood-related social change.
Methodology: Qualitative Longitudinal Study (QLS) across generations (2 waves)
Funding body: National Science Center Poland, Sonata Program

The challenges and strategies of combining work and education with parenting among SWPS University students and alumni
Aims: To explore and analyze aspects of combining work, education and parenting, including: (1) the relationships between undertaking higher education and having children with relation to the biographical moment, motivations and the choice of university; (2) the relations between the social role of a student and parent and the characteristics that may impact on these decisions; (3) presentation of the educational and career pathways of student-parents and contrasting them with those of traditional students; (4) highlighting the biggest challenges of student-parenting and diagnosing the needs of SWPS students in terms of institutional and infrastructure-related support.
Methodology: individual in-depth interviews
Funding body: SWPS University Statutory Research Fund

CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit
(cooperation with the Public Policy and Management Institute in Lithuania)
Aims: To explore, analyze and compare in detail the situation of young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in relation to Brexit, including: (1) various risks young migrants from Poland and Lithuania experience in the context of Brexit; (2) the unfolding consequences of Brexit on the life trajectories of Poles and Lithuanians, with the focus on transitions to adulthood; (3) the assessment of the social anchoring of young Poles and Lithuanians in the UK; (4) the comparison of migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania to the relevant sedentary populations in the sending countries (5) the comparison of the recently returned Polish and Lithuanian migrants.
Methodology: (1) secondary data analysis of the existing survey datasets; (2) asynchronous interviewing
Funding body: National Science Center Poland, Daina Program