Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of Statistics and Econometrics

Dr. Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska is an Assistant Professor at LabFam and the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. She works on topics related to labour, family and gender economics, with a special focus on the impact of fertility and child rearing. She is an awardee of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) and the Foundation for Polish Science, among others.
Reviewed articles

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E. & Grabowska, M. (2023). The sex preference for children in Europe: Children’s sex and the probability and timing of births. Demographic Research, 48 (8): 203-232

Lovász, A., Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., Rigó, M., & Szabó-Morvai, Á. (2022). Gender differences in the effect of subjective feedback in an online game. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 98, 101854.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2021. Gender gap in reservation wages and the choice of education field, Applied Economics Letters (online first)

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., Matysiak, A., 2020, The motherhood wage penalty: A meta-analysis, Social Science Research 88–89: 102416.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E. , Lovász, A., 2020, The role of parenthood in shaping the gender wage gap – A comparative analysis of 26 European countries, Social Science Research 85: 102355.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E.,  Magda, I. , 2019, The gender wage gap in the workplace: Does the age of the firm matter?European Journal of Industrial Relations 26(2): 123–137.

Magda, I.,  Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2019,  Do Women Managers Lower Gender Pay Gaps? Evidence from Public and Private FirmsFeminist Economics 25(4): 185-210.

Chudzyńska E., Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2019, Field of education and its role in the context of technological changes in the Polish labor market (Znaczenie wykształcenia w obliczu zmian technologicznych na rynku pracy w Polsce), e-mentor 2(79): 10-19. (in Polish)  

Stark, O., Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2018, Gender Differentiation in Intergenerational Care-Giving and Migration Choices, The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 12: 118-134.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2017, Cross-Country Evidence on Motherhood Employment and Wage Gaps: The Role of Work–Family Policies and Their Interaction, Social Politics 24(2): 178-220.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., Lovász, A., 2016, Are children driving the gender wage gap? Comparative Evidence from Poland and Hungary, The Economics of Transition 24(2): 259-297.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2016, How much does it cost to rear children in Poland?, European Journal of Women’s Studies 23(2): 200–216.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2016, She Cares and He Earns? The Family Gap in Poland, Ekonomia 42: 43-77.

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2014, Gender Pay Gap in Poland (Luka płacowa w Polsce), Infos 19(179), Biuro Analiz Sejmowych (in Polish)

Cukrowska-Torzewska, E., 2014, Intersectionality of ethnicity and gender: exploring Romani women’s performance in education, Ekonomia 36: 51-89.

Cukrowska, E. 2014., Is it the labor market that undervalues women or women themselves? Evidence from Poland, Quantitative Methods in Economics 15(1): 18-29.


International grants


Visegrad grant from the International Visegrad Fund: „Promoting Research and Discussion on the Roles of Gender and Family in Local Labor Market” (within Virtual Research Collaboration on Gender and Family in the Labour Market group)


GDN grant: „The impact of parenthood status on male-female wage differentials: Are children driving the gender wage gap? Evidence from Poland and Hungary” (together with Anna Lovász – Principal Investigator)

The impact of child-rearing on men’s and women’s careers, gender wage inequality, family policies, gender segregation and education choices, gender dimension of the labour market impact of new technologies