Papers and Publications

Scientific publications


Riebling, J., Stoilova, R., and D. Hofäcker (2016). ‘Habits or Frames? – Explaining Patterns in the Division of Paid and Unpaid Work in Germany, Bulgaria, France and Hungary’. In Hofaecker, D. and T. Roosalu. (Eds.) Women’s employment in Eastern Europe. Palgrave MacMillan.



Bieri, F., Imdorf, Ch., Stoilova, R., and P. Boyadjieva (2016). 'The Bulgarian Educational System and Gender Segregation in the Labour Market'. European Societies 18(2): 158-179.


Ilieva-Trichkova, P., R. Stoilova and P. Boyadjieva (2016). ‘Regional Gender Differences in Vocational Education in Bulgaria’. In Imdorf, Ch., Hegna K., and Reisel L. (Eds.) Comparative Social Research. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova (2015). ‘Institutional Diversity and Graduate Employability: The Bulgarian Case’. In Pritchard, R., Klumpp, M., and Teichler U. (Eds.) Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education. Can the Challenges be Reconciled? Sense Publishers, 153-174. ISBN: 978-94-6300-171-7 (hardcover), 978-94-6300-170-0 (paperback).


Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova (2015). ‘Higher Education and Social Trust: A European Comparative Perspective’. In Popov, N. and A. W. Wiseman (Eds.) International Perspectives on Education and Society Series: Comparative Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Volume 26). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 153 – 187. DOI 10.1108/S1479-367920140000026007.


Ilieva-Trichkova, P. (2015). ‘Social justice in access to higher education in Bulgaria’. In Stoilova, R., Petkova, K., and Koleva S. (Eds). Knowledge as a Value, Scientific Knowledge as a Vocation. Iztok-Zapad, 159-180. (in Bulgarian)


Nyagolov, L. (2015). ‘Trends of professional orientation in the educational system towards the labor market - gender and local difference in comparison’. In Dobrescu E. M., and D. Batar (Eds.) Sociologia şi psihologia managementului, Studii si cercetari, Editura Oscar Print, Bucuresti, ISBN 978-973-668-404-3.


Stoilova, R. (2015). ‘Social Background and Educational Opportunities’. In Stoilova, R., Petkova, K., and Koleva, S. (Eds.) Knowledge as a Value, Scientific Knowledge as a Vocation. Iztok-Zapad, 123-145. (in Bulgarian)


Stoilova, R. (2015). ‘Middle Class in Bulgaria during the global financial crisis – social status and attitudes’. In Kelian, M. et al. (Eds.) Middle class as a precondition of a sustainable society: fifteen years later. Avangard Prima Publishing House: 108-122.


Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova (2014). ‘Towards Understanding of Higher Education as a Public Good: Inequalities in Access to Higher Education and Trust in a Comparative Perspective’. Special Issue on Civil society, Politics and Solidarity, Sociological Problems, pp. 18-36. ISBN: 0324-1572.


Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova (2014). ‘Dynamics of Inequalities in Access to Higher Education in Bulgaria: Place of Residence as a Social Differentiating Factor’. In Koleva G. and D. Pickard (Eds.) City and village – the challenges of the 21st century. Omda: ISBN 978-954-9719-66-6 (ePub). (in Bulgarian)


Ilieva-Trichkova, P. and P. Boyadjieva (2014). ‘Dynamics of inequalities in access to higher education: Bulgaria in a comparative perspective’. European Journal of Higher Education 4(2): 97-117, DOI: 10.1080/21568235.2013.857946.


Nyagolov, L. (2014). ‘School to first work transition in Bulgaria: regional aspects’, In Koleva G. and D. Pickard (Eds.) City and village – the necessary balance in the modern world. Omda: ISBN 978-954-9719-80-2 (ePub). (in Bulgarian)


Stoilova, R. (2014). ‘Horizontal Segregation of Jobs - Consequences for Stratification’. Sociological Problems 1-2: 192-220. (in Bulgarian)


Stoilova, R. (2014). ‘Intersectionality – Roma women in Bulgaria’. In Jakimova, M. et al. (Eds.) On the Steps of the Other. Prosveta Press, 116-129. (in Bulgarian)



Forthcoming


Stoilova, R. (forthcoming). ‘The Welfare State in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis: Bulgaria – between financial stability and political uncertainty’. In Schubert, K., de Villota, P., and J. Kuhlmann (Eds.) Challenges to European Welfare Systems. Springer Publishing.


Stoilova, R. and E. Dimitrova. (forthcoming). Emigration in the Perspective of the Search for a First Job in Bulgaria. Nasselenie. (in Bulgarian)


Academic conference presentations

‘The Permeability of Educational Systems and Gender Segregation in Education' (Imdorf, Ch., Bieri, F. and M. Heiniger), Colloques LINES Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, April 12, 2016.



'Socio-professional differences between young people in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R. and L. Nyagolov), Middle Class, Education, Employment: The Contribution of the Social Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 4, 2015.


‘Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation: Case Study Evidence from Bulgaria and Switzerland’ (Imdorf, Ch., Bieri, F. and M. Heiniger), Forschungskolloquium Sociology University of Basel, Switzerland, November 9, 2015.


‘Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation: Case Study Evidence from Bulgaria and Switzerland’ (Imdorf, Ch., Bieri, F. and M. Heiniger), Forschungskolloquium Soziologie University of Bern, Switzerland, October 28, 2015.


‘Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation: Case Study Evidence from Bulgaria and Switzerland’ (Imdorf, Ch. and F. Bieri), Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies SLLS Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October 19-21, 2015.


‘Emigration in the Perspective of the Search for a First Job in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R. and E. Dimitrova), Education and Work: (Un-) equal Transitions with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 24-25, 2015.


‘Institution matters: Horizontal differentiation of upper-secondary education and students’ transitions after leaving high school’ (Boyadjieva P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova), Education and Work: (Un-) equal Transitions with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 24-25, 2015.


‘Effects of the Social Origin on the Educational Decisions and Labour Market Entry in Bulgaria’ (Nyagolov, L.), Education and Work: (Un-) equal Transitions with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 24-25, 2015.


‘Educational Permeability and Gender Segregation’ (Imdorf, Ch. and F. Bieri), Education and Work: (Un-) equal Transitions with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 24-25, 2015.


‘Emigration in the Perspective of the Transitions from Education to First Job in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R. and E. Dimitrova), 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, Czech Republic, August 25-28, 2015.


‘Trends of professional orientation in the educational system towards the labor market - gender and local difference in comparison’ (Nyagolov, L.). Sociologia şi psihologia managementului,Predeal, Romania. August 23-28, 2015.


‘Effects of the social origin on the educational decisions and the transitions from education to first job’ (Nyagolov, L.), ISSK Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria. August 18, 2015.


‘Is 5 equal to 5? Horizontal stratification of secondary education and students’ transitions after leaving high school’ (Boyadjieva P.and P. Ilieva-Trichkova), ISSK Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria. August 18, 2015.


‘Emigration in the Perspective of the Transitions from Education to First Job in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R. and E. Dimitrova), ISSK Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria. August 18, 2015.


‘School to first work transition in Bulgaria: regional aspects’ (Nyagolov, L.), The city and the village: the necessary balance in the modern world, Sofia, Bulgaria. December 3, 2014.


‘Gender-specific Regional Differences in Vocational Education in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R., Boyadjieva P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova), Comparative studies of gender segregation in vocational education and training – Institutional and Individual Perspectives, NOVA Oslo, Norway. November 18-19, 2014.


‘The Process of lifelong learning in Bulgaria’ (Nyagolov, L.) Sociological Academy School for Active Ageing hosted by the Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania. September 22-26, 2014.


‘Studying Inequalities in Graduate Employability: Different Approaches, Old Problems and New Challenges’ (Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova) ECER 2014: The Past, the Present and the Future of Educational Research, Porto, Portugal. September 2-5, 2014.


‘Does Institutional Diversity in Higher Education Matter for Graduate Employability: The Bulgarian Case’ (Ilieva-Trichkova, P. and P. Boyadjieva) EAIR 36th Annual Forum Higher Education Diversity and Excellence for Society, Essen, Germany. August 27-30, 2014.


‘Administrative measures and programs to support the transition from education to employment and to reduce the youth unemployment in Bulgaria’ (Nyagolov, L.) Recognition of Non Formal Education -Youthpass, Istanbul, Turkey. August 1-8, 2014.


‘Education System and Gender Stratification in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R.) Academic Lecture: Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway. June 19, 2014.


‘School-to-work Transitions in Bulgaria: An Overview’ Bulgarian-Swiss Research Programme (BSRP) Midterm Meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria. May 22, 2014.


‘The Transition Process in Bulgaria and its Effects on the Young People’ (Nyagolov, L.) Youth in Transition Countries, Torun, Poland. May 8-9, 2014.


‘Assessment of the content, availability and comparability of the data for desk research in Bulgaria’ (Ilieva-Trichkova, P.) Youth in Transition Countries, Torun, Poland. May 8-9, 2014.


‘Middle Class and Welfare in Bulgaria’ (Stoilova, R.) Second International Conference on the Middle Class: The Middle Class as a Precondition of a Sustainable Society - Fifteen Years Later, Sofia, Bulgaria. December 3-4, 2013.


‘The heuristic potential of capability approach in studying social inequalities’ (Ilieva-Trichkova, P.) Second International Conference on the Middle Class: The Middle Class as a Precondition of a Sustainable Society - Fifteen Years Later, Sofia, Bulgaria. December 3-4, 2013.


‘Expansion of Higher Education and Education-job mismatch: Data and Insights from Central and Eastern Europe’ (Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova) International Conference Central and Eastern Europe: Work, Employment and Societies between Transition and Change, Evry, France. November 21-22, 2013.


‘Dynamics of inequalities in access to higher education by type of residence in Bulgaria’ (Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova) City and Village – The Challenges in The 21-st Century, Sofia, Bulgaria. November 14-15, 2013.


‘Higher education and social trust: a European comparative perspective’ (Boyadjieva P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova) International Symposium on Comparative Sciences, Inaugural Session, Sofia, Bulgaria. October 8-11, 2013.


‘Higher Education and Well-Being: Educational inequalities and trust in a comparative perspective’ (Boyadjieva, P. and P. Ilieva-Trichkova) CHER Lausanne, Switzerland. September 9-11, 2013.


‘Does expansion and greater equity in higher education mean worse employability? A comparative perspective’ (Ilieva-Trichkova, P. and P. Boyadjieva) EAIR Forum Rotterdam, the Netherlands. August 28-31, 2013.


‘Education Systems and Gender Stratification in Bulgaria’ (Bieri, F.; Imdorf, Ch., Stoilova, R., and P. Boyadjieva) Career Orientations, Education Systems and Gendered School-to-Work Transition Conference. (organized by University of Basel’s Institute for Sociology and Center for Gender Studies). University of Basel, Switzerland. November 23-24, 2012.


‘Dynamics of inequalities in access to higher education: Bulgaria in a comparative perspective’ (Ilieva-Trichkova, P. and P. Boyadjieva) European Social Survey Conference, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. November 23-25, 2012.