"Family 500+" benefit and women on the labour market


Zielna Conference Centre



Zielna 37 Str., Warsaw

How does the “Family 500+” Programme influence mothers’ labour market participation? Invitation to the international IBS seminar – October 24th, 2017, Warsaw.
"Family 500+" benefit was introduced more than a year and a half ago. During the seminar we will present the newly available results of in-depth studies on the impact of social benefits on labour supply in Poland and the introduction of the 500+ Programme on women’ participation in the labour market and the determinants of decisions to work, including childcare costs. The results will be presented by: Iga Magda (IBS and SGH), Michał Myck (CenEA) and Matteo Morgandi (World Bank).
In the second part of the seminar we will discuss the short and long term costs and benefits of returning to the labour market after giving birth.  Together with the representatives of trade unions, employers' associations and public administration, we will consider the most effective policy instruments encouraging women to participate in the labour market.

The detailed agenda is available below.


The seminar will be hold on October 24th (9:30-12:30) in Zielna Conference Centre (Zielna 37 Str.) in Warsaw. The seminar languages are Polish and English (with translation).

Please confirm your participation at: https://seminariumibs-500plus.konfeo.com by  October 19th.



The discussion on the "500+ Family" Programme will be a part of a 2-days debate on the labour market and social policy in Poland organised by our Institute. We kindly invite you for a seminar on  "(Un)equal wages, incomes and wealth in Poland?" on the 23rd of October (details).

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Registration

  • 9:30 – 9:40 Introduction

    Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research – IBS)

  • 9:40 – 11:00 Session I - Social benefits and female labour supply

    • Modelling labour supply in Poland: elasticity estimates and policy simulationsMichał Myck (Centre for Economic Analysis CenEA)
    • Family 500+ benefit and  female activity rates
      Iga Magda (Institute for Structural Research – IBS, Warsaw School of Economics – SGH)
    • Can mothers afford to work? Labor Supply Incentives of Social Benefits and Child Care in Poland
      Matteo Morgandi (World Bank)

  • 11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

  • 11:20 – 12:20 Session II – If, why and how to increase women’s labour market actvity?

    Panel discussion with:

    • Lech Antkowiak (Warsaw Labour Office)
    • Anna Karaszewska (Jobs First)
    • Paweł Kubicki (Warsaw School of Economics – SGH)
    • Barbara Surdykowska (The Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union „Solidarność”)

    Chair: Grzegorz Osiecki (Dziennik Gazeta Prawna)

  • 12:20 – 12:30 Concluding remarks

    Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research – IBS)

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