Anna Kurowska

Anna Kurowska
University of Warsaw | UW · Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

PhD

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July 2020 - present
University of Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2018 - June 2020
University of Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2010 - June 2018
University of Warsaw
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 2004 - December 2009
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • Social Policy
October 2003 - June 2020
Warsaw School of Economics
Field of study
  • Economics
October 1999 - June 2004
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (53)
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This article builds on a recent operationalization of inclusiveness of parental leave benefits proposed by Ivana Dobrotić and Sonja Blum and complements it by developing indicators of contextualized inclusiveness. This contextualized approach sets the formal entitlement and eligibility rules of social rights to parental leave benefits in the releva...
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This paper explores gendered impact of home-based work (HBW) on the capability to balance work with non-work in double-earner families with dependent children in two countries with distinct models of division of labour: Poland and Sweden. At first, I critically engage with the WLB conceptualization in HBW studies and try to address identified gaps....
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The capability approach, an increasingly popular conceptual and theoretical framework focused on what individuals are able to do and be, offers a unique evaluative perspective to social policy analysis. This book explores the advantages of this approach and offers a way forward in addressing conceptual and empirical issues as they apply specificall...
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In this chapter, we discuss the key challenges and issues related to interpreting basic concepts of the capability approach (CA) in a social policy context. We start by briefly introducing the CA, tracing the idea of capabilities back to the writings of Aristotle and interpreting them in the context of Sen's capability approach. We then discuss the...
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This concluding chapter synthesizes the key messages from the book and presents a framework for future uses of the capability approach (CA) in social policy research and practice. As shown throughout the volume, social policy as a multi-layered research field spans numerous domains, each with their inherent complexities and approaches. Taking polic...
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This chapter analyses public parental leave in five pairs of European countries and assesses its opportunity potential to facilitate equal parental involvement and employment, focusing on gender and income opportunity gaps. It draws on Sen's capability approach and Weber's ideal-types to comparative policy analysis. It offers the ideal parental lea...
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Despite the considerable volume of literature on the impact of economic conditions on childbearing, most studies have focused on the deterioration of the individual’s economic situation and economic uncertainty. This study complements previous studies by exploring how both negative and positive changes to the household’s economic situation impact t...
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The article explores the extent to which Europeans’ welfare attitudes explain (trans)national solidarity behavior. We set our analyses against the backdrop of the broader debate of welfare state consequences: Does a strong welfare state that is considered to take care of those in need diminish or strengthen citizens’ motivations to become engaged i...
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Poland has been portrayed in scholarly literature as a country of low “civic” social capital and of strong familial bonds, as well as a country focused on in-group solidarity. The goal of the chapter is to shed light on the issue whether specific post-communist legacy of social capital affects solidarity practices. Adding to the literature on polit...
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The article examines the effects that positive and negative experiences with applying for social welfare have on the individual’s propensity to protest. We investigate how being denied or granted social benefits or services as well as the interaction of these two experiences influences self-reported prospective protest behaviour. We also explore th...
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Political narratives formulated by the conservative Law and Justice party, which came into power in 2015, put into question most of the democratic achievements in Poland since 1989. This opened up a widespread political legitimation crisis. We explore this crisis at the individual level. An ‘unfinished transformation’ hypothesis assumes that the we...
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This article analyses public parental leave in eight northern European countries, and assesses its opportunity potential to facilitate equal parental involvement and employment, focusing on gender and income opportunity gaps. It draws on Sen's capability and Weber's ideal-types approach to analyze policies across countries. It offers the ideal pare...
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In-work support through the tax-benefit system has proved to be an effective way of increasing the labor supply of lone mothers and first earners in couples in a number of OECD countries. At the same time, these instruments usually create negative employment incentives for secondary earners. This in turn reduces the potential of in-work support to...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to solve the puzzle of the disproportionately lower employment rate of mothers of toddlers with relation to the employment rate of mothers of preschool and school-age children in Estonia. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on the Most Similar System Design and compares Estonia with Lithuania. T...
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This article critically engages with Saxonberg's proposal (2013) to replace the (de)familialization perspective with the (de)genderization approach in comparative family policy/regime studies. It argues: (1) there is a need to refine the term ‘(de)familialization’ and to bring in the child's and elderly's perspective; (2) the ‘(de)familialization’...
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Family policy, gender and class, capability, comparative analysis, policy indicators, Nordic and Baltic
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The goal of this article is to explore the discursive construction of social citizenship of various labor market actors during crisis. Using the newspaper data from nine countries we conduct a quantitative and qualitative study of the rights and duties attributed to employees, employers, and outsiders in the labor market. We find that the attributi...
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Country chapter for Poland. For comparisons with other countries in this review – on demographic, economic, employment and gender equality indicators and on leave provision and early childhood education and care services-go to crosscountry comparisons page on website: http://www.leavenetwork.org/fileadmin/Leavenetwork/Annual_reviews/2016_Full_draft...
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Artykuł prezentuje wyniki analizy zmian w dostępie do opieki nad dzieckiem w wieku poniżej trzech lat przed wejściem w życie ustawy o opiece nad dzieckiem do lat 3 w Polsce z 2011 r. i po jej wdrożeniu. Autorka stara się odpowiedzieć na następujące pytania: czy dostęp do tej opieki wzrósł istotnie po wejściu w życie wymienionej ustawy; czy mamy do...
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The chapter presents the details of Polish parental leave scheme with reference to other childcare related instruments and review of recent research on these issues (2015) The country note available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/fileadmin/Leavenetwork/Country_notes/2015/poland.pm.pdf
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The Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have often been treated as a monolith in comparative social policy analyses. While there are moderate differences in gender employment gaps of childless men and women in these countries, the picture of employment among parents of young children is completely different. The employment rates of fathers...
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The paper presents results of estimation of Cox proportional hazard model developed in order to identify the importance of employment for a first and a second childbirth for Polish women born in 1960 and after. The analysis is based on data from the first wave of the Generations and Gender Survey GGS-PL. The results show: a) positive and statistica...
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see at: http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/pl/KGS/publikacje/Documents/Kobieta_2013.pdf
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In the present paper, we analyse the differences in the use of pre-school education from the point of view of local social citizenship theory. Adopting this perspective means that, the level of diffusion of pre-school education reflects the level of entitlement to this type of education, an ingredient of the "social element of citizenship". Thus, i...
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Microsimulation methods and models of labor market decisions have attracted a lot of attention as an approach to the assessment of consequences of family related policies in the area of labor market and fertility. We set these models in the context of relevant demographic theories and present them from the point of view of their potential as tool t...

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Projects (6)
Project
This Edward Elgar Handbook features contributions from leading leave policy and social policy scholars, providing a comprehensive overview of conceptual and methodological trends and challenges in leave policy research, state-of-the-art findings on leave policy determinants and outcomes, as well as up-to-date knowledge on leave policy developments in different regions around the world. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: 1) conceptual and analytical challenges in leave policy research; 2) the politics and ideas of leave policies; 3) outcomes of leave policies; 4) leave policies in comparative perspective; 5) gaps and the future of leave policy research and development. It provides both a comprehensive overview of the field of leave policy research and in-depth analyses of particular countries around the globe. Chapters engage with both past and future leave policy developments across the world, and most importantly, encourage a critical debate on how leave policies should respond to the challenges posed by permanent (politics of) austerity, the rise of right-wing populism, a new economy marked by increasingly precarious, underinsured and nonstandard employment, migration flows, the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, growing financial strains on parents and widening global inequalities in general. The Handbook aims to initiate a global debate and broader thinking about the inter-connection of leave policy design and inequalities, and to ask whether there is a case to re-configure leave policy as a social right.
Archived project
LIVEWHAT aims to provide evidence-based knowledge about citizens’ resilience in times of economic crises allowing for more effective policy responses to the negative consequences of such crises. http://www.livewhat.unige.ch