Konrad Turek

Konrad Turek
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute | NIDI · Work & Retirement

PhD in Sociology

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Introduction
I am a sociologist, social researcher and data analyst working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Work & Retirement group and at the University of Amsterdam. My research is focused on changing and ageing labour markets, lifecourses inequalities, lifelong learning, ageing policies, age stereotypes, age management and retirement patterns. >>> www.konradturek.com
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
University of Amsterdam
Position
  • PostDoc Position
October 2019 - present
October 2017 - September 2019
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • Maria Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant
Education
September 2008 - July 2015
Jagiellonian University
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (53)
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This article analyses the role of age stereotypes in the employability of older people. Unlike in existing studies, we shift emphasis from a direct consideration of stereotypes, focusing instead on skill requirements during recruitment. Using five waves of an employer survey from Poland, we assess how the likelihood of recruiting people over 50 yea...
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Background and objectives: Longitudinal perspectives on how organizations react to workforce aging are missing in the literature. In this study, we fill this gap and ask how organizations deal with older workers, how their approaches change over time, and in which sectors of the economy and types of organizations the changes were most profound. R...
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Investments in lifelong learning may create unsatisfactory results, and this could potentially contribute to the reproduction of inequalities. We argue that the process is related to the accumulation of opportunities and barriers for participation in training, which can lock individuals in disadvantageous path-dependent trajectories. We take a long...
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The Comparative Panel File (CPF) harmonizes the world’s largest and longest-running household panel surveys from seven countries: Australia (HILDA), Germany (SOEP), United Kingdom (BHPS and UKHLS), South Korea (KLIPS), Russia (RLMS), Switzerland (SHP), and the United States (PSID). The project aims to support the social science community in the ana...
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Public policies encourage later retirement, but they often do not account for discrepancies in the capacity for extending working lives. This paper studies trends and inequalities in extending working lives between 1990 and 2019 from gender and education perspectives in seven countries (Australia, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, United K...
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Pdf available at: https://www.konradturek.com/publications. Abstract: To fully understand the effects of age-related stereotypes in the workplace, we must consider how the various 'shades' of age discrimination develop and affect the behavior of employers and employees in the context of organizational relations. We contribute to the discussion on...
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Public policies encourage later retirement, but they often do not account for discrepancies in the capacity for extending working lives. This paper studies trends and inequalities in extending working lives over the last three decades in a gender-specific and comparative perspective of seven countries (Australia, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Switz...
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CPF - Comparative Panel File, code version 1.4 (September 2021) Availible at: www.cpfdata.com CPF provides Stata open-source code to harmonise the world’s major household panel surveys from 7 countries. CPF is designed as an open science platform, integrated with Open Science Framework and GitHub. CPF ver. 1.4 was updated to include the latest...
Technical Report
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The Comparative Panel File (CPF) harmonises the world's largest and longest-running household panel surveys from seven countries: Australia (HILDA), Germany (SOEP), Great Britain (BHPS and UKHLS), South Korea (KLIPS), Russia (RLMS), Switzerland (SHP), and the United States (PSID). The project aims to support the social science community in the anal...
Technical Report
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The Codebook presents an overview of variables included in the Comparative Panel File (CPF) database in version 1.0. It includes definition, labels and response categories, total frequencies and cross-tabulation by country, additional notes, presentation of original questions and source variables. CPF is an open science project to harmonise the wor...
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Ages of labor market exit have increased steadily since the late 1990s in OECD countries, but with continuing population aging, there are calls for further stimulation of labor force participation at older ages. Social scientists have extensively studied causes of variation in retirement timing between individuals and across countries, but have pai...
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Studies suggest that organizations across countries are more likely to send older staff members to early retirement than retain them, but there are signals that employers are increasingly showing support for longer working lives. However, a large-scale, longitudinal perspective on how organizations have reacted to demographic challenges is missing...
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As labour markets get older and the supply of the labour force diminishes, companies must adjust their policies to the new reality. In this study, we are ‘mapping’ the entire national economy in terms of age management. We analyse changes in the approach to older workers in Dutch companies using employer surveys conducted in 2009 and 2017. By apply...
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Investments in lifelong learning often create unsatisfactory results and contribute to reproduction of inequalities. A lifecourse approach allows the study of accumulation mechanisms and discovering how path dependency in behaviours relates to macrostructural mechanisms. Using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)...
Conference Paper
This article analyses the role of age stereotypes in the employability of older people. Unlike in extant studies, we shift emphasis from stereotypes to job requirements during recruitment. Using five waves of a large-scale, representative employers' survey from Poland, we analyse how the likelihood of recruiting people who are over 50 years old dep...
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The paper concentrates on the problem of age discrimination in the labour market and the way it can be conceptualised and measured in a multi-disciplinary way. The approach proposed here combines two understandings of age discrimination—a sociological and legal one, what allows for a fuller and expanded understanding of ageism in the workplace. At...
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Aktywność edukacyjna osób starszych w Polsce — poziom, uwarunkowania i kierunki rozwoju polityki publicznej Streszczenie Uczenie się przez całe życie (LLL), także w wieku przed-i poemerytalnym, będzie odgry-wało coraz istotniejszą rolę w kontekście społecznych, gospodarczych i technologicznych wyzwań najbliższej przyszłości. Problemy te zostały roz...
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Identifying mechanisms that generate and sustain health inequalities is a prerequisite for developing effective policy response, but little is known about factors contributing to health inequalities in older populations in post-transitional European countries such as Poland. Demographic aging of all populations requires new and deeper insights. Dat...
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Employers are the key actors in defining conditions for retirement, as well as the conditions for continuing the work, however their role is still not well recognised and expressed in theoretically framework. In order to better understand individual retirement and to design a successful ageing policies we should consider the behaviours and attitude...
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Pracodawcy odgrywają podstawową rolę w definiowaniu warunków kontynuowania lub opuszczenia pracy w wieku emerytalnym. W artykule został zaprezentowany zarys teoretyczny relacji pomiędzy pracodawcą i pracownikiem. Wiek pracownika ma znaczenie: chociaż nie determinuje on tej relacji, to jest jednym ze wskaźników dla oceny dopasowania i określania ocz...
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Employers play a key role in defining the conditions for continuing or leaving the work in retirement age. The article presents theoretical model of relationship between employer and employee. Age of the employee is important: although it does not determine this relationship, it is one of the indicators for assessing the fit to the job and for dete...
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Od lat zdecydowana większość dorosłych Polek i Polaków jest bierna edukacyjnie. Wyniki pięciu edycji badania „Bilans kapitału ludzkiego” wskazują, że głównymi powodami tej sytuacji nie są ani koszty szkoleń, ani czas, jaki trzeba na nie poświęcić. Jest to przede wszystkim brak odpowiednich bodźców o charakterze zawodowym. Na rozwój systemu kształce...
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In this chapter we focus on the development of intra- and inter-cohort socio-economic inequalities in an ageing society in a period of deep social change. Based on the Polish experience, we trace life course patterns in times of system transition, that change individuals' aspirations, opportunities and behaviours, with an attempt to recognise the m...
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This much-needed volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, combines insights from different disciplines and real-life experiences to argue that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand causes and effects of population ageing.
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This chapter analyses the phenomenon of volunteering in older age in Poland at individual, organisational and public policy level. We focus on its conditions, limitations and the opportunities, presenting also the country-specific tradition of the voluntary activity. The engagement of seniors in the third sector in Poland is among the lowest in Eur...
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In this topical book, older people’s volunteering is studied in eight European countries at the structural, macro, meso and micro levels. Overall it highlights how different interactions between the levels facilitate or hinder older people’s inclusion in voluntary work and makes policy suggestions for an integrated strategy.
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Na podstawie badań ludności zrealizowanych w 2013 roku w ramach IV edycji projektu Bilans Kapitału Ludzkiego Edukacja a rynek pracy – tom II
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Na podstawie badań instytucji i firm szkoleniowych, pracodawców i ludności zrealizowanych w 2013 roku w ramach IV edycji projektu Bilans Kapitału Ludzkiego Edukacja a rynek pracy – tom V
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Purpose - The purpose of this empirical paper is to investigate the employers' perception of productivity of older workers in Poland with comparison to the younger ones. The paper examines whether various factors including employee's skills and company policies play a role. The findings were compared with situation in the Netherlands, discussing th...
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Perek-Białas J, Turek K. Organisation-level policy towards older workers in Poland This article presents the results of studies on organisation-level strategies towards older workers in Poland. The analyses were based on a national and representative sample survey of 1,037 companies (public and private sectors) – the first of its kind in Poland. Th...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to shed light on organizational perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of engaging older volunteers, and on how they might best capitalize on the availability of older volunteers in different countries and sectors. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws from 74 case studies of voluntary organiz...
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The paper addresses the question about possibilities for investigating human decisions and behaviors, and in these context analyses the quasi-experimental question form (QEQ)– an empirical approach of Henrik Kreutz. It begins with a reflection about the nature of action and problems stated by Kreutz already 40 years ago. Next, an attempt of summari...
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Esej nagrodzony w 2007 r. w konkursie na najlepszą pracę akademicką o podsumowującą 50 lat integracji europejskiej zorganizowanym przez Instytutu Studiów Strategicznych w Krakowie

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Projects (4)
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Comparative Panel File (CPF, www.cpfdata.com) is an open science project to harmonise the world’s major and longest-running household panel surveys. The project aims to support the social science community in the analysis of comparative life course data. CPF is designed as an open-science platform for cooperation in the development of the code. CPF version 1 integrates panel data from seven countries (Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, South Korea, Russia, Switzerland, United States) into a harmonised dataset that contains 2.7 million observations from 360 thousand respondents, covering the period from 1968 and up to 40 panel waves per respondent (Version 1.0 released in 12.2020). Website: www.cpfdata.com Forum: www.cpfdata.com/forum GitHub: www.github.com/cpfdata OSF: www.osf.io/h3yxq
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This research intends to examine the process of becoming an entrepreneur in later life with relation to previous career paths in order to establish how life course experiences determine the shift to self-employment. The comparison between Germany and Poland will be studied. The intent is to examine whether early socializatiozion under Socialism played an important role in determining the shift to entrepreneuship among older adults.
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LEEP project aims to investigate the role of human capital investments (at individual and company level) for retirement transitions. Empirical evidence is based on longitudinal (panel) data of individuals and employers (supplemented by cross-sectional data). The research adopts a lifecourse approach, considering employment situation and retirement decisions of individuals as a part of life-trajectory. Project was granted under "Horizon 2020 – Maria Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship" and will be conducted in the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Hague under supervision of prof. Kéne Henkens. [748671 – LEEP – H2020-MSCA-IF-2016/H2020- MSCA-IF-2016]