Anna Bokun

Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation
Alumni MPC Predoctoral Trainee
Sociology
Research Interests

Labor markets; Family demography; Life course

Biography

Anna is a Sociology PhD Candidate studying employment disparities, family demography, and social stratification. She is also a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation and a MPC Predoctoral Trainee Alumni (2018-2021).


At the MPC, she is currently working on two projects: (1) Under the guidance of Dr. Ann Meier and Dr. Rob Warren, Anna is examining the state-level economic conditions and family leave policies that shape couples' work patterns using novel panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (2) Using data from the Polish Central Statistical Office and Eurostat, Anna's second year paper examines the introduction of a Polish child benefit program to empirically examine whether and how much cash transfers encourage fertility in the population. Finally, her dissertation taps into linked education-workforce administrative data to analyze the relationship between occupational job retraining and economic mobility, with a focus on how today’s laid-off workers retrain for the “jobs of tomorrow.”

Presentations

2021 Population Association of America (virtual).
“Couples’ Work Arrangements After First Birth: The Role of Family Leave Policies.” (co-authored with Ann Meier, Kelly Musick, and Jessie Himmelstern)

2021 Population Association of America (virtual).
“The Unequal Impact of Covid-19 on Children’s Economic Vulnerability." (co-authored with Ann Meier, Kelly Musick, Jessie Himmelstern, Wonjeong Jeong, and Rob Warren)

2021 Population Association of America (virtual).
“Baby Boom or Bust? Cash Transfers and Fertility: Evidence from Poland's Family 500+ Policy”

2020 Population Association of America and American Sociological Association (virtual).
“Couples’ Labor Market Involvement After Parenthood: The Role of Local Economic Conditions.” (co-authored with Ann Meier and Rob Warren)

2019 Population Association of America, Austin, TX (poster).
“Baby Boom or Bust? The Case of Poland’s Family 500+ Policy.”