Recent Announcements


Claudiu Tufiș, member in the Theory Group of the EVS

posted Oct 15, 2020, 7:29 AM by Bogdan Voicu

Our colleague, Claudiu Tufiș, was recently elected member in the Theory Group of the European Values Study Association. We wish him a productive activity in the group.


WAPOR's 2020 Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize – for Mălina Voicu & Ioana Ramia

posted Oct 12, 2020, 2:46 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Oct 12, 2020, 2:46 AM ]

Mălina Voicu & Ioana Ramia received a prize from WAPOR (World Association of Public opinion research). They were awarded the 2020 Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize – for the best conference paper from a society in transition.

We congratulate our colleagues and invite everyone to view the moment when they received the prize:

YouTube Video


Fertility and the COVID-19 crisis: do gender roles really matter?

posted Oct 9, 2020, 7:09 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Oct 9, 2020, 7:09 AM ]

Our colleague Mălina Voicu co-authored an interesting paper in European Societies, that we advertise bellow:

Mălina Voicu & Delia Bădoi (2020)
Fertility and the COVID-19 crisis: do gender roles really matter?,
European Societies, DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1822537

The paper recently published in European Societies proposes a framework for linking fertility with various critical historical moments, shedding light on the impact of “critical junctions” on fertility decisions. As data regarding the dynamic of fertility during the COVID 19 pandemic are not yet available, the article employed a theoretical approach analysing the nexus between fertility and the COVID crisis through the lens of gender roles and social values. The purpose of this analysis is to frame the theoretical paths and to prepare a background for further in-depth analysis based on empirical data. The authors show that biological reduction of fertility is less likely to occur but that behavioural mechanisms in couple’s decision-making will drive the impact on fertility intentions. The health emergency, economic crisis and social distancing will lead to an adjustment of fertility behaviour, while gender roles and social values will moderate the impact of the pandemic.



 

Lauching the World Values Survey 2017-2020 dataset

posted Jul 26, 2020, 1:20 AM by Bogdan Voicu

The WVS 2017-2020 pooled dataset was launched in the beginning of last week.
Among others, our group proposed the below presentation. In the video, we address attitudes about science and participation in association, with arguments taken from our incoming book...

Romanian data, science, associations


Valori sub presiune (Values under pressure)

posted Apr 3, 2020, 6:14 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 6:21 AM ]

Un grup de cercetători din România, Spania, Ungaria, Lituania și Germania care propune un sondaj despre cum gândesc oamenii. Întrebările sunt identice cu o parte din cele incluse în sondajele valorilor din 2017-2018 și permit evaluarea schimbării sub impactul crizei mondiale curente cauzate de Covid19 (Corona-virus).

A group of researchers from Romania, Spain, Hungary, Lithuania, and Germany, that carries out a survey about how people think. The questions are identical to part of those included in values surveys collected in 2017-2018, and allow assessing how people change under the impact of global crisis caused by Covid19 (Coronavirus).

Vă rugăm să completați chestionarul (15 minute), în limba preferată (selectați mai jos) și să distribuiți anunțul către rețeaua dvs. de prieteni.

Please, fill in the survey (15 minutes), in the language that suits you, and distribute the announcement towards your fiends.

Vă mulțumim anticipat!

Thank you in advance!

 

English:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=en

Hungarian:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=hu

Lithuanian:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=lt

Romanian

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=ro

Spanish:

http://www.iccv.ro/limesurvey/index.php/756826?lang=es

 

 

Sondajul este sprijinit de RQSA și ICCV.

Presentations in Tbilisi

posted Dec 26, 2019, 2:33 AM by Bogdan Voicu

EVS recently posted the video recordings of the presentations delivered during the First international workshop of EVS2017 “Comparing values in (post)crisis Europe“ held in10-11 October 2019, in Tbilisi (Georgia).

Among the presentations, three come from our team, and we offer them as a Christmas gift:

Mălina Voicu talks about Measuring Illiberal Populism in Romania

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Malina Voicu


Bogdan Voicu introduces his argument on Remitting Authoritarianism

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Bogdan Voicu


Horațiu Rusu searches for a measurement of civic-ethnic identity and relates them to attitudes towards immigration

EVS Workshop 2019, Tbilisi - Horatiu M Rusu




One may retrieve all the presentations from the conference here.

Time-dependency in data collection

posted Dec 18, 2019, 4:32 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Dec 23, 2019, 2:33 AM ]

Bogdan Voicu, our colleague, published a short research note in the Harmonization Newsletter. The results question the capacity of cross-sectional and longitudinal data to produce comparable estimates if the time of the year when data was collected differs across surveys.

More precisely, depending on the period of the year when one collects data, national-level aggregated estimates may differ, and therefore comparability accords surveys can be affected.

Bogdan employs the Romanian EVS and WVS surveys from 2017 and 2018, which were collected over a 6-months span, and tests whether there is a time-invariance, when controlling for basic predictors. Four types of estimates are used, depending on their level of measurement and complexity of aggregation procedures. They tap for religious belief, life satisfaction, political trust, and postmaterialism. Among them, only religiosity turns sensitive to time of data collection, higher levels being recorded around Christmas and Easter. Consistent seasonality (unreported by existing literature) is therefore observed.

Impact of time of interview on religious belief
controlling for age, gender, education, and employment status,
as well as a dummy for the survey (EVS vs. WVS).
In 2018, Orthodox Easter was in the beginning of April

(please note that the respective issue of the Harmonization Newsletter includes an excellent review of weighting issues in comparative surveys – written by Dominique Joye, Marlène Sapin, and Christof Wolf; a typical debate on mixed-mode challenges, written by Patricia Hadler and Agnès Parent-Thirion with respect to Combining Cognitive Interviews and Web Probing; along with several harmonization examples from various research teams across the World).

Welcome Ioana Ramia, as part of our group

posted Nov 29, 2019, 1:20 AM by Bogdan Voicu

We are happy to have Ioana Ramia as part of our group.

Dr Ioana Ramia is a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. She is an applied interdisciplinary social scientist who has made significant national and international contribution through research in two areas: progressing measurement of wellbeing and impact evaluation. Her research has impacted Australian industry and policy contexts, as well as the development of third-sector knowledge and skills. Ioana is a board member of “Romanian Sociology”.


Prezentare Inglehart, la Gaudeamus

posted Nov 19, 2019, 2:01 PM by Bogdan Voicu

Cartea lui Inglehart, Evoluția Culurală (apărută în engleză spre finalul lui 2018) are parte de o prezentare la Gaudeamus, miercuri 20.11.2019, la ora 13, împreună cu celelalte volume apărute în Colecția Sinteza.

Editura Școala Ardeleană și echipa noastră vă așteaptă la Romexpo, pentru a vă întâlni cu o carte despre valori, schimbare societală, și ce se petrece în lumea de azi, scrisă pentru publicul larg, de un autor celebru în lumea academică.

Este un bun prilej de a reaminti faptul că această apariție de excelentă calitate datoreză enorm, cronologic, autorului (Ronald Inglehart a cedat gratis dreptul de editare), lui Călin Moldovan și Bogdan Voicu (care au avut un rol cheie în a identifica editura potrivită), lui Vasile George Dâncu și lui Vasile Sebastian Dâncu (esențiali pentru apariția volumului propriu zis), Mălinei Voicu (traducător pro bono), lui Bogdan Voicu și lui Claudiu Tufiș (coautori alături de Mălina Voicu ai introducerii la ediția în limba română)

Linkuri:


Video comment: Ar trebui copiii să își susțină părinții? /// Should children support their parents?

posted Sep 4, 2019, 3:34 AM by Bogdan Voicu

În acest episod al postărilor pe canalul nostru de Youtube, Bogdan Voicu vorbește despre relația copii adulți - părinți. Plasând discuția în contextul inițiativei așa zisei legi a recunoștinței, sunt prezentate opiniile românilor despre ajutorarea părinților, folosind datele colectate în cadrul EVS 2018. Propunerea a fost retrasă, dar simpla apariție a inițiativei arată cât de relevantă este discutarea temei în spațiul românesc. Datele EVS 2018 aduc informație în acest sens.

Almost 100 Romanian MPs initiated in the beginning of summer 2019 a law that was supposed to force adult children to take care of their parents. The law remained a simple unfollowed project. However, its mere existence makes the debate useful. We contribute to the discussion, by providing basic information resulting from EVS 2018.

Videoclip YouTube


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