About Katharina Wesolowski
Katharina Wesolowski has a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University (defended April 2015) through a cooperation with the Baltic and East European Graduate School at Södertörn University.
After my defence I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (Stockholm University) for around two years. From September 2017 to July 2019 I worked as a lecturer on a temporary position and taught mainly on courses in quantitative methods at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University. From July 2019 to July 2020 I had the position as Director of Studies on bachelor and master level at the department. I started working as a lecturer in Sociology at Örebro University 1 September 2020.
In my thesis “Maybe baby? Reproductive behaviour, fertility intentions, and family policies in post-communist countries, with a special focus on Ukraine” I studied different aspects of reproductive behaviour on the international, national, and local levels in post-communist countries via four specific studies. Since my defence I have published articles as sole author and working papers in cooperation with demographers from Stockholm University. For example, we studied the link between family policies and individuals´ childbearing decisions to investigate how family policies might influence the family formation process of individuals. To do that we combined macro-level data on family policies with individual-level data on fertility intentions and childbearing. We are also working on chapters for edited books on family/pension policies and population policies.
Articles in journals
- Billingsley, S. , Neyer, G. & Wesolowski, K. (2022). Social Investment Policies and Childbearing Across 20 Countries: Longitudinal and Micro-Level Analyses. European Journal of Population, 38, 951-974.
- Wesolowski, K. , Billingsley, S. & Neyer, G. (2020). Disentangling the complexity of family policies: SPIN data with an application to Lithuania and Sweden, 1995-2015. Demographic Research, 43, 1235-1262.
- Wesolowski, K. (2020). It’s All about the Money? Family policies, individual gender-role attitudes, and childbearing intentions in an international perspective. Journal of Family Issues, 41 (11), 2065-2089.
- Wesolowski, K. & Ferrarini, T. (2018). Family policies and Fertility: Examining the link between Family Policy Institutions and Fertility Rates in 33 Countries 1995-2011. International journal of sociology and social policy, 38 (11/12), 1057-1070.
- Wesolowski, K. (2015). Prevalence and Correlates of the Use of Contraceptive Methods by Women in Ukraine in 1999 and 2007. Europe-Asia Studies, 67 (10), 1547-1570.
- Wesolowski, K. (2015). To Have or Not to Have a Child? Perceived Constraints on Childbearing in a Lowest-Low Fertility Context. Population, Space and Place, 21 (1), 86-101.
Chapters in books
- Wesolowski, K. & Billingsley, S. (2022). Family Policies: How Do They Differ Around the World?. In: John F. May; Jack A. Goldstone, International Handbook of Population Policies (pp. 383-396). . Springer.
- Wesolowski, K. , Billingsley, S. & Neyer, G. (2021). Family policy support for the earner-carer and traditional-family models in Lithuania and Sweden. In: Jolanta Aidukaite; Sven E.O. Hort; Stein Kuhnle, Challenges to the Welfare State: Family and Pension Policies in the Baltic and Nordic Countries (pp. 72-94). . Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Wesolowski, K. , Borodachova, J. & Shukhatovich, V. (2017). Репродуктивные установки в Беларуси [Fertility intentions in Belarus]: анализ социальных и демографических детерминант [Analysis of social and demographic determinants]. In: I Kotljarov, ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions] (pp. 342-350). Minsk: Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Doctoral theses, monographs
- Wesolowski, K. (2015). Maybe Baby? Reproductive Behaviour, Fertility Intentions, and Family Policies in Post-communist Countries, with a Special Focus on Ukraine. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.
- Wesolowski, K. , Billingsley, S. & Neyer, G. (2019). Family policy support for the earner-carer and traditional family models: An application of SPIN data to Lithuania and Sweden, 1995-2015. Stockholm: Stockholm University (Stockholm research reports in demography 2019:30).
- Billingsley, S. , Neyer, G. & Wesolowski, K. (2018). The influence of family policies on women's childbearing: A longitudinal micro-data analysis of 21 countries. Stockholm: Stockholm University (Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2018:19).