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Zsófia Ignácz

Associate Researcher

Adress: Bremen, Germany
E-mail: 
z.ignacz@jacobs.university.de

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2009 – present – PhD Candidate in Social Sciences, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany;
  • 2004-2009 – Master degree (joint with bachelor degree) in Sociology and Statistical Surveys;

Academic Interests:

Empirical justice research, comparative social research, post-socialist countries, knowledge research, deliberative polling, quantitative methodology, structural equation modeling

Research Project

"Socialization and Justice Attitudes: To What Extent Does Socialist Legacy Determine Justice Attitudes towards the Wage Distribution after the Transition in Post-socialist Countries? Does Generation Membership Determine Opinions on the Wage Distribution?" (ongoing)

Abstract:

In the project, the posed research question (“To What Extent Does Socialist Legacy Determine Justice Attitudes towards the Wage Distribution?”) is investigated in two steps. As a first step of the analysis, the difference between post-socialist and Western countries is identified based on comparative analysis. Here, the analysis explores whether the mere fact that someone had experienced the socialist system is crucial or rather the time spent living in the socialist system is important at all in determine the differences between countries from the former Eastern Bloc and the former Western Bloc. As the second step of the analysis, the effect of socialist legacy is investigated by looking at the generation effect on justice attitudes within post-socialist countries. By conducting an age-period-cohort analysis, the project aims to isolate the effect of generations from other effects of age and period. The research contributes to the state-of-the-art, by conceptualizing socialist experience in a unique way.

In order to fulfill the research aims, special research design needs to be constructed. In order to be able to clearly differentiate between cohort, age and period effects a multi-wave database over a longer period of time is required, which focuses on attitudes toward the wage distribution. Thus, the dataset of International Social Survey Project (1984-2009) is used to answer the posed research question.


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