Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
IZA World of Labor role
Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Applied microeconometrics, labor economics, gender, behavioral economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Participant, Women in Science Roundtable, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Participant, Family Policy Roundtable, HÉTFA Policy Research Institute
Junior Researcher, IE HAS, 2008–2011; Research Assistant, Labor Project, Central European University, 2004–2008; Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2004–2006
PhD Economics, University of Washington, 2008
“Are children driving the gender wage gap? Comparative evidence from Poland and Hungary.” Economics of Transition 24 (2015): 259–297 (with E. Cukrowska-Torzewska).
“Vintage effects, ageing, and productivity.” Labour Economics 22 (2013): 46–60 (with M. Rigó).
“Wage differential between the public and private sector in Hungary between 2002 and 2008: The long term effect of wage increase.” In: Fazekas, K., and L. Neumann (eds). The Hungarian Labor Market. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014 (with S. Altwicker-Hámori).
“Do women have better opportunities in the public sector? An analysis of the gender wage gap and occupational segregation in the public and private sectors.” In: Fazekas, K., and L. Neumann (eds). The Hungarian Labor Market. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014.
“Labour market discrimination.” In: Fazekas, K., and A. Scharle (eds). From Pensions to Public Work: Hungarian Employment Policy from 1990–2010. Budapest: National Public Employment Foundation and Budapest Institute, 2012; pp. 154–166.
A range of other policies and changes are needed for childcare expansion to increase mothers’ labor supplyAnna Lovász, December 2016In 2002, the EU set targets for expanding childcare coverage, but most of the post-socialist countries are behind schedule. While childcare expansion places a heavy financial burden on governments, low participation in the labor force by mothers, especially those with children under the age of three, implies a high potential impact. However, the effectiveness of childcare expansion may be limited by some common characteristics of these countries: family policies that do not support women’s labor market re-entry, few flexible work opportunities, and cultural norms about family and gender roles shaped by the institutional and economic legacy of socialism.MoreLess