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Katharina Wesolowski

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303543

Room: F3275

Katharina Wesolowski
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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 |  Chapters in books |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

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.

Chapters in books

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. , 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).