|PROFIT Coordinating Team Member|
Piotr Szukalski is a lecturer at the Demographic Unit at the University of Lodz, Poland. He graduated from the Economic Academy in Cracow where he studied economic and management theory and obtained his Master of Science degree. He worked at the Applied Economics Unit at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and in recent years he has been working for the University of Lodz. His main research areas are the following: population ageing, non-traditional family patterns and intergeneration relations.
He obtained his PhD in economics at the University of Lodz. He has been a recipient of research grants from Polish Committee of Scientific Research in the areas of population ageing and social policy (Family status of the oldest old and their economic and health status, 2002-2004; The oldest old – demographic and epidemiological studies, 2006-2008) and a grant from the Institute of Public Affairs (Withdrawal or participation? Social and professional activity during retirement, 2006-2007).
Piotr Szukalski is involved in international research projects – including the IPROSEC (Improving Policy Responses and Outcomes to Socio-Economic Challenges: changes family structures, policy, and practice, 5FP, coordinator: Linda Hantrais) – member of the national research team – and the PROFIT (Policy Responses Overcoming Factors in Intergenerational Transmission of inequalities, 6FP, coordinator: Wielis?awa Warzywoda-Kruszy?ska) – member of the Coordinating Team.
He has published over 80 articles and chapters related to demography, social gerontology, family sociology, and social policy. In 2003 his “Intergenerational Transfers and the Demographic Change” obtained Award from Social Policy Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
In recent years P. Szukalski PhD has been an author or co-editor of 4 books, including:
Intergeneration Transfers and their Demographic Context,
Our Ageing Society. Opportunities and Threats,
Family in the Changing Polish Society,
Old age and ageing as an individual and community experience.