Konrad Turek, PhD
I am a sociologist, social researcher and data analyst working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Work & Retirement group, previously at the University of Amsterdam in the Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses group (IIL).
My research is focused on changing and ageing labour markets, life course inequalities, lifelong learning, ageing policies, age stereotypes, age management and retirement patterns. I specialise in quantitative methodology and statistics, particularly in longitudinal and multilevel analysis, mixture models, structural equation models, and Bayesian statistics. I am also interested in applying machine learning, agent-based, and simulation techniques in social research. My interest in general methodology and epistemology is focused on Charles Peirce’s pragmatism and the context of discovery.
In 2020 I developed the Comparative Panel File (CPF) - an open science project to harmonize the world’s major and longest-running household panel surveys. In 2017 I received a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to study the role of human capital investments for retirement transitions [LEEP]. I co-coordinated the Human Capital Study – the largest labour market research in Poland. I participated in numerous other research projects granted e.g. by NORFACE, 7th Framework Program, European Commission, or German Research Foundation. I also co-authored the Polish national strategy for the employment of older people.