At LabFer we study the impact of the ongoing labour market change on fertility (macro-level) | we examine the individual-level mechanisms behind the observed macro-level fertility effects of the ongoing labour market change | we investigate the role of the growing inequalities between the low-and-medium and the highly skilled for the relative | fertility patterns of the two groups | we study the role of family and employment policies in moderating the fertility effects of the labour market change. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 866207)

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About LabFer

The LabFer project is implemented by Interdisciplinary Center for Labor Market and Family Dynamics (LABFAM) is a research center established at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw thanks to the financial support of the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).
LABFER is the first project that will comprehensively describe and evaluate fertility consequences of the unprecedented changes in the labour market, caused by digitalisation and globalisation.
The fall of barriers to trade and international flow of people and capital has created new opportunities for personal development and occupational careers but it also results in higher work demands and greater uncertainty about the future job prospects ...
The ongoing changes in the labour market affect the prospects for securing income, the time we can spend with the family and our material and psychological well-being. They will thus have consequences for family formation and its stability…
Technological change
The development of internet and new information and communication technologies is turning the ways we work upside down, creating new opportunities for workers but also new risks….
Public policies
Can public services (childcare institutions, vocational training schemes) and transfers help alleviate the negative consequences of dynamic labour market changes on families?