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Barbara Janta

Barbara JantaBarbara Janta started her PhD at the IER in 2011 investigating migrants' childbearing decisions in the UK. In her research, Barbara focuses on the reproductive behaviours of Polish migrants in the UK and the potential socio-economic implications of migrants’ fertility behaviour on the labour market, demography, public services and development of social and public policies relating to these issues in the UK and in Poland.

Barbara holds an MPhil degree (2007) in sociology from the University of Cambridge, an MSc. degree in sociology (2004) and an MA in literature, linguistics and cultural studies (2003) from Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika in Torun, Poland.

Since completing her degree at Cambridge, she has been working as a social and public policy analyst at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK, a leading European think-tank (part of a RAND Corporation). At RAND Europe, she was involved in a range of studies for international, European and British clients, including inter alia OECD, European Commission, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and the European Parliament.

Research interests

European employment and social policy, European demography, migration, work and wellbeing, foresight studies.

Selected relevant publications

Janta, B. (forthcoming) Childcare practice in Europe. Policy brief. RAND Corporation,. Prepared for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Janta, B. (2013), Polish migrants' reproductive behaviour in the United Kingdom, Studia Migracyjne - Przeglad Polonijny, Vol. 3, pp. 63 - 96.

Janta, B. (2013) Parenting support. Policy brief. RAND Corporation, RR-187-EC. Prepared for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Van Stolk, C., Hoorens, S., Brutscher, P-B., Hunt, P., Montoya, S. and B. Janta (2011) Life after Lisbon: Europe’s Challenges to Promote Labour Force Participation and Reduce Income Inequality, RAND Europe MG-1068-RE.

Van Stolk, C., Hoorens, S., Brutscher, P-B., Hunt, P., Montoya, S. and B. Janta (2011) How can Europe promote labour force participation and reduce income inequality, RAND Europe Research Brief.

Hoorens, S., Clift, J., Staetsky, L., Janta, B., Diepeveen, S., Morgan, M. and J. Grant (2011) Europe’s demography: Are babies back? The recent recovery in EU period fertility due to older childbearing, RAND Europe Research Brief.

Hoorens, S., Clift, J., Staetsky, L., Janta, B., Diepeveen, S., Morgan, M. and J. Grant (2011) Low fertility in Europe. Is there still reason to worry?, RAND Europe Monograph, MG-1080-RE.

Rendall, M.S., Tsang, F., Rubin, J., Rabinovich, L. and B.Janta (2010) Contrasting trajectories of labor market integration between migrant women in Western and Southern Europe, European Journal of Population, Volume 26, Number 4, 383-410.

Rubin, J., Rendall, M.S., Rabinovich, L., Tsang, F., van Oranje-Nassau, C. and B. Janta (2009) Care to Care? Assessing the challenges of integrating migrant women into Europe's labour force, RAND Europe Research Brief, RB-9430-RE.

Rubin, J., Rendall, M., Rabinovich, L., Tsang, F., van Oranje-Nassau, C. and B. Janta (2008) Migrant women in the European labour force, TR-591-EC. Santa Monica: RAND Corporation.

Rendall M.S., Tsang, F., Rubin, J.K., Rabinovich, L. and B. Janta (2008) Contrasting trajectories of labor market assimilation between migrant women in Western and Southern Europe, Rand Labor and Population Working Paper Series WR-662.

Conference presentations

Polish migrants’ childbearing in the UK, Euroemigranci, New migrations from Poland - psychological, sociological and cultural perspectives (Młoda polska emigracja w UE jako przedmiot badań psychologicznych, socjologicznych i kulturowych), Kraków, 23-24 September 2013.

Migration and childbearing. Impact of childbearing on Polish migrants’ settlement decisions, British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Swansea, 9-11 September 2013.

Poster

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Migration and childbearing

Barbara was the Faculty of Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Poster winner in 2013.This poster presentation, entitled ‘Migration and childbearing’, is based on her doctoral research. Her research is exploring the impact of childbearing on Polish migrant settlement decisions.

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