Barbara Janta is an analyst at RAND Europe. Her expertise and interests span across employment and family policy, demography (migration and fertility), and foresight studies. She is currently involved in a project for the European Platform for Investing in Children (European Commission, DG EMPL), a platform for the exchange of practices on child- and family-friendly policies across the EU. Janta is also working on a project for the EC's Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) on the assessment of key global societal trends over the next two decades and their implications for the EU policy context. Previously, she has worked on a Eurofound study analysing the impacts of recession on the age management practices in Europe, a DG EMPL study informing the EU Social Agenda (2012-2020), a study examining Europe's demography trends looking into the causes and consequences of low fertility in Europe, a study examining migration and integration trends of migrant women workers in Europe, and a study evaluating the European Programme for Integration and Migration.
She is experienced in using a range of primary and secondary research methods, including interviews, facilitated workshops, reviews, case studies, and a range of future methodologies, including expert panel Delphi elicitation, scenarios development and writing.
- Parenting support
- Family policy and fertility trends in Europe
- Trends in EU employment and social policy
- Migrant workers in the European labour force
- Sustainability of civil service reform in Central and Eastern European countries
Janta, Barbara, Parenting support. Policy Brief, European Commission, DG EMPL (forthcoming)
Christian van Stolk, Stijn Hoorens, Philipp-Bastian Brutscher, Priscillia Hunt, Flavia Tsang, Barbara Janta, Life after Lisbon: Europe's Challenges to Promote Labour Force Participation and Reduce Income Inequality, RAND Corporation (MG-1068-RE), 2011
Stijn Hoorens, Jack Clift, Laura Staetsky, Barbara Janta, Stephanie Diepeveen, Molly Morgan Jones, Jonathan Grant, Low fertility in Europe: Is there still reason to worry? RAND Corporation (MG-1080-RE), 2011
Rendall, M.S., Tsang, F., Rubin, J., Rabinovich, L. and Janta, B., "Contrasting trajectories of labor market integration between migrant women in Western and Southern Europe," European Journal of Population, 2010
Ruth Levitt, Barbara Janta, and Kai Wegrich, Accountability of teachers: Literature review, RAND Europe (TR-606-GTC), 2009
Ruth Levitt, Barbara Janta, Alaa Shehabi, Daniel Jones, and Elizabeth Valentini, Language matters: The supply of and demand for UK born and educated academic researchers with skills in languages other than English, RAND Corporation (TR-657-BA), 2009
Jennifer Rubin, Michael Rendall, Lila Rabinovich, Flavia Tsang, Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, and Barbara Janta, Migrant women in the European labour force, RAND Corporation (TR-591-EC), 2008