The developmental importance of family policy has been increasingly recognized. Thus it is even more important to find answers about desirable directions of this policy.
These issues will be discussed during the international interdisciplinary conference Legal and Social Determinants of Family Policy.
The main aim of the conference is to evaluate the adequacy of different categories of family policy instruments based on the axiology of legal systems in contemporary states, including the norms of Polish Constitution of 1997 and the norms of international law and the EU law.
We shall analyze the role of family policy instruments in labor law, social insurance law and tax law. The discussion shall also include the effectiveness of family policy instruments, in particular the assessment of pleas for deinstitutionalization of social services.
The issue of the economic value of childcare will also be raised, basing on the definitions of work adopted in the legal system and in the terminology of social sciences and economics.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
Prof. Aleksander Bobko, Secretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland
Tünde Fűrész - Ministerial Commissioner, Department for Family and Women Policy, Hungary
Each panel is followed by 15 minutes Q&A session
9.30 -11.00 Panel I
Constitutional and Axiological Foundations of the Family Policy
Constitutional Status of the Family and the Policy of Development
Prof. Aleksander Stępkowski, University of Warsaw, Ordo Iuris Institute
Legal-constitutional Status of the Child
Marcin Stębelski, Ph.D., University of Warsaw
The Growing Role of the State in the Family
Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D., Patrick Henry College
The Fissioning of the Modern Family in Utopia—The Real-World Consequences of Political Illusions
Bryce Christensen, Ph.D., Southern Utah University
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 -13.00 Panel II
Family Policy and other State Policies
Family Policy vs. Gender Equality
Małgorzata Pawlus Ph.D., Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Perception of Domestic Care and Work Performed by Mothers and Fathers at the EU level
Karolina Pawłowska, University of Warsaw, Ordo Iuris Institute
Exploring the implications of degendering family policy
Belinda Brown, University College London
Youth as a key investment of the effective family policy
Szymon Grzelak, Ph.D., Institute for Integrated Prevention
14.00 -15.15 Panel III
Economic Value of Work Performed by Parents and Developmental Priorities of the Public Policy
Motherhood and Family Policy: A Re-evaluation of Care and Household Production
Neil Gilbert, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Economic Value of Domestic Work
Katalin Szép, Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Parenting - Time And Presence Of Parents For Their Children
László Márki, Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, President of the European Large Families Association
15.15-15.45 Coffee break
15.45 -17.20 Panel IV
Towards Innovative Instruments of Family Policy
Cash for Childcare as a Policy Instrument – advantages and limitations
Prof. Jorma Sipilä, University of Tampere
Comparative Childcare Policies in the context of the Principle of Subsidiarity
Tymoteusz Zych, Ph.D., Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Ordo Iuris Institute
Family Policy and Fiscal Policy
Olaf Szczypiński, University of Warmia and Mazury, Ordo Iuris Institute
Family policy in a decentralised political system – comparative analysis and lessons for Poland
Arkadiusz Radwan, Ph.D., Allerhand Institute
17:20 – 17:30 Closing Remarks
Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College
Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute. During the 2015-2016 academic year, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and he has also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Moscow. He also held a lectureship at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic (1992-1997), where he served as chairman of the Department of European Studies. His books include Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007), and his next book, The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution and Civil Liberty, is forthcoming from Angelico Press.
Belinda Brown first became interested in the importance of family and private realm to a strong and cohesive society while researching the role of women in Solidarity during her time at CEU in the 1990s. This became the basis of her book "The Private Revolution: women in the Polish Underground Movement".
On returning to England she became increasingly concerned at the extent of family dissolution in the UK and has written numerous articles and co-authored books and reports on the subject with her husband Geoff Dench.
She is an advisor to Mothers at Home Matter, a regular contributor to The Conservative Woman and member of the Male Psychology Network. She has a developing interest in the role of fathers in families. She speaks and debates on family and gender issues contributing regularly to TV, press and radio.
Prof. Bryce Christensen
Bryce Christensen professor of English at Southern Utah University, received his Ph. D. in English literature from Marquette University, his BA and MA degrees in English from Brigham Young University. He has published articles on cultural and literary issues in Philosophy and Literature, Christianity and Literature, Renascence, Modern Age, and various other scholarly journals. His poetry has appeared in various journals, including The Formalist, First Things, and Trinacria and has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets and The Conservative Poets (University of Evansville Press) and Grace Notes (The Institute of Religion and Public Life). After Professor Christensen was chosen to deliver Southern Utah University’s Outstanding Faculty Lecture for 2014-15, his lecture was published by SUU Press as Protecting the Magic: How Poetry Survives in a Scientific World. A senior editor for The Family in America, he is the author of Utopia Against the Family: The Problems and Politics of the American Family (Ignatius) and Divided We Fall: Family Discord and the Fracturing of America (Transaction). He is also the author of the novel Winning (Whiskey Creek Press) and of ‘The Portals of Sheol’ and Other Poems (White Violet Press). He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of three sons and the grandparents of seven grandchildren.
Prof. László Márki
László Márki is a mathematician, research professor of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has held various functions in the Hungarian and the international mathematical community, 1992–96 he was Vice-President of the European Mathematical Society.
Since 1989 he is an active member of the National Association of Large Families (NOE), 1996–2000 he was Vice-President, 2000–04 President of the Association. He was one of the main organisers of the biannual family congresses of NOE in the period 1992–2006. He was the delegate of NOE in various international organisations, 2004–2014 he was Vice-President, since 2014 he is President of the European Large Families Confederation. In 2007 he organised a common action of 12 European level family related federations towards the European Commission and the European Parliament in order to allow lower VAT rates for items and services necessary in raising children.
Małgorzata Pawlus, PhD, political analyst, lecturer at the Public Policies Department, Political Science Institute, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, her scientific interests cover such areas as: the feminist movement, gender equality policy, family policy, work-family balance. Pawlus is the author of articles in collective publications and academic journals.
Lawyer, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Ph.D. Candidate, analytical team coordinator in the Legislative Analysis Team of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.
Author of expertizes for Polish Ministry of Health and for Polish Members of the European Parliament, co-author of the Report about demographic situation in Poland "What family policy Poland needs?", author of many academic papers concerning legal and political thought, international law and history of the theory of law.
Prof. Jorma Sipilä
Jorma Sipilä is an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland. After his 16 years’ career as the professor of social policy and social work he moved to the university administration. He was elected the Rector of the University of Tampere in 1998 and retired as the Chancellor in 2009. After retirement he headed the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2010-12. He has written or edited 13 books, 5 of them in English, and is the author of more than 200 scientific publications. In addition, he has been eager to write opinions in magazines and professional journals. His research interests have broadly covered the issues of the welfare state, with particular interest in social care services, especially cash-for-care arrangements. In recent years he has been working with a historical and theoretical book on the phenomenon called welfare state, together with professor Anneli Anttonen.
Dr Marcin Stębelski
Marcin Stębelski PhD in legal science, lecturer at the Constitutional Law Department, Law and Administration Faculty, University of Warsaw. In the years 2006-2011 expert in legislation at the Sejm Analyses Office of the Chancellery of the Polish Parliament; in the years 2011-2017 assistant of a Constitutional Court judge. Author of the monograph „Kontrola sejmowa w polskim prawie konstytucyjnym" (published by Wyd. Sejmowe, Warsaw 2012), several dozens of opinions and studies as well as of numerous articles on constitutional law. A happy husband and a father of five.
PROF. ALEKSANDER STĘPKOWSKI
Holds a post-doctoral degree in legal sciences. Head of the Chair of the Sociology of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Warsaw. Professor Stępkowski is a researcher in private and public comparative law and political and legal thought (including Polish republican tradition), especially in the determining impact the philosophy has on the shape of legal institutions.
As a president of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture he actively supports the protection of human rights at the forum of the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the European Committee of Social Rights.
He was a fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science (2000 and 2001), the University of Manchester (1999), the University of Oxford (2002), and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2003).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs undersecretary of state in charge of legal and treaty issues and human rights (26 Nov.2015 – 28 Aug.2016).
Lawyer, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Ph. D. candidate, analytical team coordinator in the Legislative Analysis Team of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, author of expertizes for Ministry of Family, Ministry of Health and Senate of the Republic of Poland, co-author of Report about demographic situation in Poland “What family policy Poland needs?”, author of numerous academic papers.
Katalin Szép (born February 11, 1950, Budapest Hungary) retired Head of Department of Methodology of HCSO (Hungarian Central Statistical Office), still active in research and education.
Education: Master degree at Karl Marx University of Economics 1968-1973 (today Budapest Corvinus University), University Doctor degree at University of Horticulture and Food in 1978, Candidate of Sciences degree of Economics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1999 (scientific degree given by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, entitled to be considered as PhD today).
Work: 16 years in the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, before that 23 years full time teacher/professor at universities but more than 40 years teaching experience at universities’ statistical courses.
Participated in international statistical projects and programs (in the last 10 years: the team of Household satellite accounts of Hungary, (2000-2005; 2011-2015), Member of the European peer review team (The peer reviews is the main tool for assessing progress in the implementation of Code of Practice in the European Statistical System. Second round in 2014-2015), Standardisation in statistics (Sponsorship on Standardisation 2011-2013), Quality in statistics: DATQAM handbook 2007).
Active member in the Committee on Statistics and Future Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SJTB), Hungarian Society for Statistics (MST), Association for Economic Modelling (GMT). Earlier member if the Hungarian Statistical Council (2004-2012), elected member of Internationa Statistical Institute (2006-2012), member of editorial board of Hungarian Statistical Review (2005-2011).
With husband László Radics parents of 6 children, grandparents of 10 grandchildren.
DR TYMOTEUSZ ZYCH
Received master’s degree and doctorate degree in law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He also holds a diploma of the Artes Liberales Academy (Inter- Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities), where he studied sociology and political science, both in University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Cracow. His dissertation received award in competition for best monographies organized by the Foundation for Polish Science. Member of the Board and Director of the Legislative Analysis Team in the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture. Author of numerous expertizes for public authorities and academic papers. Currently holds position of assistant professor at the Law Faculty of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.
Dr Neil Gilbert
Neil Gilbert, Ph.D. is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley and Co-Director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy. His numerous publications include thirty books and over 140 articles that have appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, Society, Commentary, The American Interest and leading academic journals. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian and widely reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Partisan Review, The New Republic, and Atlantic Magazine . His book, Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book. HIs book A Mother's Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life (Yale University Press, 2008) was a Society notable book and an Atlantic magazine selection. Most recently he published Never Enough: Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit (Oxford University Press., 2017). Gilbert is the co-editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Press Library on International Social Policy and is chairman of the Board of Seneca Family of Agencies.
Dr Szymon Grzelak
Szymon Grzelak – psychologist (PhD), founder and President of the Institute for Integrated Prevention, Poland (2012) (www.ipzin.org/en/), researcher and practitioner with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in prevention of youth problems, and in education concerning love and sexuality. The creator of the integrated prevention model. Author of the integrated prevention program “Archipelago of Treasures®” (www.archipelagoof treasures.eu). Most important publications: scientific monograph Prevention of Youth Sexual Risk Behavior. Current state of research worldwide and in Poland (2009), manual for the youth work professionals and administrators The Guidebook of Effective Prevention of Youth Problems (2015) financed by the European Social Fund, expert report for the Polish Senate The Role of the Father in Prevention of Youth Problems (2013), popular guide for parents Wild Father (2009).
Happily married since 23 years, father of four wonderful daughters.
Arkadiusz Radwan, Ph.D
Arkadiusz Radwan — Doctor habil. of Law, Allerhand Institute President, Centrum C-Law.org Director, Attorney-at-Law, of counsel at Kubas Kos Gałkowski. Previously, research associate at the Kraków University of Economics, University of Hamburg, New York University, and Jagiellonian University. Study or research stays among others in: Bonn, Cologne, Ghent, Kiel, and Munich. Guest lecturer or visiting professor at the universities in: Rome, Cluj, St. Pölten, Kaunas, Chongqing, Ternopil, and Lviv. CECL Advisory Board member. European Company Law (Kluwer Law International) Editorial Board member. European Parliament’s company law expert from 2010 through 2014 and again from 2016. In 2013, Member of a working group that elaborated a draft proposal for a European SUP-Directive (Societas Unius Personae – single-member company). In 2014, appointed by the European Commission to ICLEG with a mandate to work on the company law reform in the EU. In 2014, head of a team working on a study project dedicated to the Europeanization of Ukrainian company law. From 2013-2015 member of the ministerial Expert Group for the Amicable Settlement of Commercial Disputes, as of 2015 member of the Expert Group on Economic Law, as of 2016 member of the Expert Group on Simple Joint-Stock Company. As of 2016, Leader of a team appointed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education to elaborate a reform of Polish science and higher education. Listed by “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” among Poland’s 50 most influential lawyers (twice: in 2013 and in 2015).