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Oksana Žabko

Oksana Žabko

project director - researcher

employed since: 2007
research interests: system of taxes and benefits (social aspects),  job satisfaction and motivation, migration, sampling methods and sample formation in quantitative research, assessment of data validity and reliability

Academic training
1999 - 2003

Riga Stradins university, Faculty of European Studies, PhD Studies in Sociology

1997 - 1999

Master Programme of Sociology in University of Latvia, M.A. in Sociology

1993 - 1997

Bachelor Programme of Sociology in University of Latvia, B.A. in Sociology

Work experience
Since 2007 Project director, foundation "Baltic Institute of Social Sciences"
2006 - 2007

Project director, Ltd. FACTUM research studio

2004 - 2006

Senior project manager, Ltd. FACTUM research studio

2000 - 2006

Free-lance lecturer (Riga Stradins university, Faculty of European Studies)

1997 - 2003 Project manager, TNS/Baltic Data House
Research projects (selected)
Sociological Analysis of Factors Facilitating and Impeding Development of Private Public Partnership in Latvia (2010)
Third Country Nationals' Integration System Development (2009)
Research on Voluntary Return and Reintegration (2009)
Investigation of Actual Problems of Implementation of Labour Law and Work Safety Requirements and Modelling of Behaviour Strategies for Protecting Rights in Labour Market (2009)
Study using qualitative research methods (on existing and designed of the development of Liepaja city) (2009)
Research on Inhabitants' Mobility in Latvia (2008)

Socioeconomic Justification of the National and Regional Importance Multifunctional Centre Development (2008)

National Holidays and Their Celebration for the Unity of Society (2007-2008)

Study on Including of Teachers Responsibilities into Full-Time Job Description  (2007)

Remuneration Competitiveness of Employees Involved into Implementation of EU Structural Funds in the Labour Market (2007)

The Role of Forced Labour in Eliminating Social Exclusion (2007)

The Role of Community Work in Eliminating Social Exclusion (2007)

Optimal and Employment Stimulating Tax and Benefit System (2005-2007)

Gender Equality Aspects in the Labour Market (2005-2007)
Wages and Impacting Factors (2005-2006)
Possibilities of People with Mental Disabilities in Labour Market (2005-2006)

Language Needs and Usage Research in Liepaja (2004)

eEurope+ 2003: Central and Eastern Europe Information Society Benchmarking (2003)

Survey expansion and statistical data quality improvement, CSB personal knowledge enhancement, Section "Short Term Mobility Survey" (2003)

The Evaluation of Television Programme Proposal inLatvia (2003)

The Evaluation of Broadcaster Proposal in Latvia (2003)

The 2002 Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (2002)

Political Communication During the Preelection Campaign of 7th Saeima: Analysis of TV Role (1998-1999)

Scientific publications
Žabko O., Zepa B., Šūpule I. Vaivode L. (2010) Public and Private Partnership in Latvia: Experience and Perspectives. Rīga: Baltic Institute of Social Sciences, pp. 1-144
Zepa B., Šūpule I., Ķešāne I., Lulle A., Hazans M., Žabko O., Bebriša I., Krastiņa L. (2009) Immigrants in Latvia: Possibilities and Conditions of Inclusion. Rīga: Baltic Institute of Social Sciences, pp. 1-215

Rajevska F., Zabko O. Undeclared Work, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance: Case of Latvia. [A Forthcoming Publication]

Zepa B., Kļave E., Žabko O., Krastiņa L., Bebriša I., Jansone Z., Vaivode L., Beriņa L. (2008) Mēs. Svētki. Valsts. Valsts svētku svinēšanas socioloģiska izpēte. (We. Celebrations. State. A Sociological Study of How National Holiday are Celebrated) Baltic Institute of Social Sciences, Rīga. pp. 1-172

Žabko O., Īzāks Dz., Kāpiņa L., Lūse D., Medne I., Mihejeva V. (2007) Piespiedu darba nozīme sociālās atstumtības mazināšanā (The Role of Forced Labour in Eliminating Social Exclusion) Rīga: FACTUM

Žabko O., Īzāks Dz., Kāpiņa L., Lūse D., Medne I., Mihejeva V. (2007) Sabiedriskā darba nozīme sociālās atstumtības mazināšanā (The Role of Community Work in Eliminating Social Exclusion)  Rīga: FACTUM

Kāpiņa L., Žabko O., Koļesņikova K., Mihejeva V., Lemša S., Narodovska I. (2006) Cilvēku ar garīga rakstura traucējumiem iespējas darba tirgū (Possibilities of People with Mental Disabilities in Labour Market) Rīga: Market Lab

Other professional activities
Latvian Association of Sociologists (LSA), chair-person of the board

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