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Ivett Szalma

Post-doctoral Fellow
Office 5632
+41 (0)21 692 46 71
ivett.szalma@unil.chLanguages: Hungarian, English, French


Ivett Szalma holds a PhD in Sociology from the Corvinus University of Budapest. She works at FORS as Postdoc. She is also Head of the Family Sociology Section of the Hungarian Sociological Association. Her research topics include childlessness, attitudes towards assisted reproduction technology, the measurement of homophobia, adoption by same-sex couples and fatherhood practices.


Ivett Szalma currently focuses on effects of the financial crisis on work-life conflict of working couples and on individual and country-level predictors of non-resident fathers’ involvement with their children.



Ochsner, M., and Szalma, I. (2017). Work-life conflict of working couples before and during the crisis in 18 European countries. In M. J. Breen (ed.), Values and identities in Europe. Evidence from the European Social Survey. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 77-100.

Szalma, I., and Takács, J. (2017). European fathers` involvement in the family sphere in an international comparison. In M. J. Breen (ed.), Values and identities in Europe. Evidence from the European Social Survey. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 228- 248.


Takács, J., Szalma, I., and Bartus, T. (2016) Social Attitudes Toward Adoption by Same-Sex Couples in Europe. In.: Archives of Sexual Behavior 45(7): 1787-1798.

Murinkó, L., Szalma, I. (2016) Fatherhood and men’s second union formation: Norway, France and Hungary, 1980s–2000s. In: Mortelmans, Dimitri-Matthijs, Koenraad-Alofs,Elisabeth -Segaert, Barbara, (eds.) Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution: The Family Kaleidoscope. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp.179-213.


Murinkó, L., and Szalma, I. (2015): Men’s Fertility in Second Unions in Three European Countries: The Effect of Parenthood Status. In.: Finnish Yearbook of Population Research Vol 50, pp. 53-70.

Szalma, I., and Takács, J. (2015) Who Remains Childless? Unrealized Fertility Plans in Hungary. In.: Czech Sociological Review 51/6. pp. 1047-1075.

Szalma, I., and Takács, J. (2013) Should men have more rights…? Gender role-related attitudes before and during the 2008 crisis In: Guðmundur Jónsson and Kolbeinn Stefánsson  (eds.) Retrenchment and Renewal? Welfare States in Times of Economic Crises – NordWel Studies in Historical Welfare State Research 6. Helsinki 2013.


Matysiak, A., and Szalma, I. (2014) Effects of parental leave policies on second birth and women’s employment in Hungary and Poland. In.: Population 4/2014 (Vol. 69), p. 659-698.

Miettinen, A., Szalma, I. (2014) Childlessness intentions and ideals in Europe. In.: Finnish Yearbook of Population Research XLIX 2014, pp. 31-55.


Bartus, T., Murinkó, L., Szalma, I., and Szél, B. (2013) Effect of education on second births in Hungary: A test of the partner effect hypothesis. In: Demographic Research 28(1): 1-32.

Takács, J.,and Szalma, I. (2013) How to Measure Homophobia in an International Comparison? In: Družboslovne Razprave 73 (1): 11–23.


Takács, J., and Szalma, I. (2011) Homophobia and Same-sex Partnership Legislation in Europe. In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 30 (5): 356-378.


Szalma, I. (2009) Changing opinion in the deliberative groups about the sate’s role in the labour market. In: Lengyel György (ed.) Deliberative Methods in Local Society Research, Új Mandátum Publisher, Budapest, 2009. 89-109.

Paksi, V., and Szalma, I. (2009) Age norms of childbearing. Early, ideal and late childbearing in European countries. In: Review of Sociology 2009/2: 57-80.