Konrad Turek, PhD

Sociologist, labour market researcher and analyst. Currently working in Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Hague, Netherlands and at Jagiellonian University (Centre for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies) in Krakow, Poland.

His research interest covers in particular sociology of economy, problems and changes of labour markets, population ageing, impact of population ageing on economy, social gerontology, education and lifelong learning, destandardization of lifecourses, social inequalities, public policy analysis and evaluation, EU policy, pragmatism in philosophy and methodology od science. He specializes in quantitative researches and advanced statistical analysis (especially in panel and multilevel analysis).

Received his PhD in 2015 in the Institute of Sociology of Jagiellonian University. The dissertation, supervised by prof. Jarosław Górniak, considered the role of employers in labour market situation of older people and the impact of population ageing on labour markets. During his PhD studies he participated in advanced statistical training programs, including ICPSR Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan and ECPR School in Methods and Techniques in Vienna. The important prizes and distinctions include: distinction for PhD dissertation, DOCTUS Scholarship for best PhD students in Małopolska, Rektor's Scholarship for best PhD students in JU and the prize for outstanding scientific achievements for PhD students. 

In 2017 he received a grant in prestigious European programme Horizon 2020 – Maria Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. His two-year project LEEP – Longitudinal employer–employee perspectives on the role of human capital investments for retirement transitions is conducted in the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Hague under supervision of Prof. Kéne Henkens. 

Since 2010 he is a core member of the Human Capital Study, the largest research project of the labour market in Poland and since 2016 he coordinates the Working Population Research within Human Capital Study. He has also worked in international project Activating Senior Potential in Ageing Europe under 7 Framework Programme and participated in few other international projects (e.g. The Policy Ideas and Practice of AgeingCarers@Work). He is strongly involved in public policy analysis, including Study on the expected results of Cohesion Policy in Poland within the programming period 2014 2020 for the European Commission, where coordinated the topic of education. He is also a co-author of the Polish national strategy for years 2013-2020 Solidarity between Generations – Actions for improvement of economic activity of people aged 50+ (as a coordinator of the topic of improving competencies and lifelong learning). Currently he is working in the German-Polish project The making of the mature entrepreneur: life course perspective on entrepreneurship in older age in Germany and Poland financed by DFG. 

 

E-mail: konrad.turek(at)uj.edu.pl

Web pages: ResearchgateAcademia

 

Selecter publications 

Stypińska J., K. Turek (2017), Hard and Soft Age Discrimination – the Dual Nature of Workplace Discrimination, European Journal of Ageing 

 

Turek, K., B. Worek (2016), Aktywność edukacyjna osób starszych w Polsce – poziom, uwarunkowania i kierunki rozwoju polityki publicznej, Problemy Polityki Społecznej. Studia i Dyskusje, nr 33(2): 87–108

 

Drożdżak Z., K. Turek (2016) Retirement and perceived social inferiority link strongly with health inequalities in older age: decomposition of a concentration index of poor health based on Polish crosssectional data, International Journal for Equity in Health 15: 21, www, pdf.

Turek K. (2015), Szara strona rynku pracy. (W:) (Nie)wykorzystany potencjał. Szanse i bariery na polskim rynku pracy, PARP: 124-160. wwwpdf.  

Turek K. (2015), Wydłużenie okresu kariery zawodowej – polityka organizacyjna wobec wyzwań związanych z procesem starzenia się ludności, (W:) Polski rynek pracy – wyzwania i kierunki działań. PARP: 55-79. www, pdf

Worek B., Turek K. (2015), Kształcenie przez całe życie - „akcelerator" rozwoju, (W:) Polski rynek pracy – wyzwania i kierunki działańPARP: 80-98. www, pdf

Turek, K. (2015), Znaczenie wieku na rynku pracy – model relacji pomiędzy pracownikiem i pracodawcą, Studia Socjologiczne 2(217): 167-194. wwwpdf

Turek, K. (2015), Retirement as an effect of employer-employee relations, Studia Humanistyczne AGH (Contributions to Humanities) 13(4): 77-95. pdf

Worek, B., K. Turek, A. Szczucka (2015), Problemy i dylematy rozwoju systemu uczenia się przez całe życie w Polsce, Edukacja, nr 1(132) s. 151 –167. pdf

Turek K., Perek-Białas J., Stypińska J., (2015) Socio-economic status in ageing Poland: A question of cumulative advantages and disadvantages, (W:) K. Komp & S. Johansson (Red.) Lifecourse perspective on ageing populations: A critical and international approach, Bristol, The Policy Press. www, pdf

Turek K., J. Perek-Białas (2014), Older volunteers in Poland: the heritage of the socialist regime, (W:) A. Principi, P. Jensen, G. Lamura (Eds) Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe, Bristol, The Policy Press: 1-17. www

Krupnik S., K. Turek (2014), Using Pragmatic Grounded Theory in the evaluation of public policies, Zarządzanie publiczne, nr 2(28), s. 32-48. wwwpdf

Szczucka A., K. Turek, B. Worek (2014) W ogonie Europy - uwarunkowania i strategie rozwoju kompetencji dorosłych Polaków, (W:) J. Górniak (red.) Kompetencje Polaków a potrzeby polskiej gospodarki, Warszawa, PARP: 77-142. pdf

Turek K., Sz. Czarnik (2014), Aktywność zawodowa i wykształcenie Polaków, Warszawa, PARP. pdf

Turek K. (2013), Starzenie się ludności jako wyzwanie dla gospodarki, rynku pracy, polityki i obywateli, (W:) J. Górniak (red.) Młodość czy doświadczenie? Kapitał ludzki w Polsce, Warszawa, PARP: 74-105. pdf

Turek K., J. Perek-Białas (2013), The role of employers opinions about skills and productivity of older workers: example of Poland, Employee Relations Vol. 35 Iss: 6, pp. 648 – 664. pdf

Ruzik-Sierdzinska A., J. Perek-Bialas, K. Turek (2013), Did transition to market economy and the EU membership have an impact on active ageing policy in Poland?, (W:) The making of aging policy: theory and practice in Europe, Edward Elgar, pp. 124–147. wwwpdf

Perek-Białas, J., K. Turek (2012), Organisation-level policy toward older workers in Poland, International Journal of Social Welfare vol 21: 101-116. pdf

Principi A., Lindley, R., Perek-Białas, J., K. Turek (2012), Volunteering in older age: an organizational perspective, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 33 Iss: 6: 685 – 703.www

Turek K., Sz. Czarnik (2012), Impact of the level of education on occupational career, (W:) J. Górniak (red.) Competences as a key to the development of Poland. Study of Human Capital in Poland 2011, Warszawa, PARP: 100-139. pdf

Szczucka A., K. Turek, B. Worek (2012), Adult learning and development of human capital: actors, strategies, determinants and barriers, (W:) J. Górniak (red.) Competences as a key to the development of Poland. Study of Human Capital in Poland 2011, Warszawa, PARP: 140-175. pdf

Perek-Białas J., K. Turek (2012),  Socjologiczne podejście do procesów starzenia się społeczeństw, (W:) G. Bryda (red.) Światy i konteksty społeczne. Krakowskie Spotkania Socjologiczne, tom II, Nomos: 137-148. www

Turek K. (2011), Aktywność społeczna osób starszych w Polsce. Trzeci sektor seniorów, (W:) J. Mucha, Ł. Krzyżowski (red.), Ku socjologii starości, Kraków, Wydawnictwo AGH: 153-173.wwwpdf

Perek-Białas J., K. Turek (2011), Starszy pracownik z punktu widzenia pracodawcy, (W:) J. Mucha, Ł. Krzyżowski (red.) Ku socjologii starości, Krakó(W:) Wydawnictwo AGH: 131-151.wwwpdf