Personal data:

10 November 1941, village of Belogradetz, Varna district

Phone: 359 (2) 870 53 03; 359 (2) 979 30 30




Academic career



1962-1967 – Higher, master degree in history, University of Sofia “Saint Kliment Ohridsky”



2 January 2008 - up to now – Acting Director of CPS, BAS

15 June 2002-2 January 2008 – Scientific Secretary of CPS at BAS

1 February 1996-15 April 2002 – Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Demography, BAS

1 October 1990-1 February 1996 - Senior Research Associate at ID, BAS


Academic qualifications

Scientific degree and titles

1982 – PhD in Philosophy

1988 – Associate Professor


Memberships in scientific organisations and associations

Member of the Editorial Board of the Naselenie Review


Specialisations abroad

1972-1973 – Journalism 2 years course at the Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia

1976 – 5 months specialisation at the Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Participation in joint research projects

1. Data base on ageing population. Principal investigator, 2009

2. Era-Age- International project of the 7th  Framework EC program 2009-2012. Principal investigator of the national team, 2009.

3. Work time, labour conditions, demographic behaviour. Principal investigator of the Bulgarian team of a Bulgarian-French project (CPS and Gender and Social Relations Laboratory at the Institute of Studies of the Contemporary Society, Paris, 2005.

4. Demographic behaviour of women employed in the private sector – member, team leader senior research associate N. Golemanov, 1997.

5. Women’s unemployment (socio-demographic consequences and problems). Team leader, 1992


Professional interests

Demographic aspects of employment and unemployment; socio-demographic consequences of female unemployment; vulnerable groups on the labour market.

Demographic behaviour of women engaged in the  private sector; the demographic transition and its features in Bulgaria.

Work time and labour conditions of women as determinants of their demographic behaviour. Population ageing.


Teaching activities

1988-1989 – Academy of social sciences and management, Varna branch

1985-1988 – Academy of social sciences and management, Sofia branch


Language skills

French, Russian





1. Work time, labour condition, demographic behaviour. ‘Prof. M. Drinov’ Academic publishing house, Sofia, 2007, 285 p.

2. Unemployment among the vulnerable groups in Bulgaria. ‘Prof. M. Drinov’ Academic publishing house, Sofia, 2003, 92 p.

3. Infant mortality in Bulgaria (co-authors N. Golemanov, D. Tchalakova). Centre of Information and medicine, Medical University, Medical review “Infant morbidity”, XXVIII annuary – 4/1999, 70 p.

4. Social activity of the basic labour team. ‘Profizdat’ Publishing house, S., 1986, 98 p.


Papers and articles:

1. Women’s unemployment and its reflection on the family and the personality. // Labour problems, 9, 1991, pp. 74-80.

2. Incomes, labour and population reproduction (co-author Iv. Mironov). // Naselenie, 4, 1992, pp. 55-63.

3. Women’s unemployment at regional and local level (co-author P. Rukova). // Labour problems, 5, 1992, pp. 28-38.

4. The unemployed woman and her family. // How do we live, 2, 1992, pp. 25-27.

5. The women and the structure of population in Bulgaria (co-author N. Ilieva) // Population, 5, 1992, pp. 52-64.

6. Specific features of the female unemployment according to the experts of the labour offices. // Labour problems, 7, 1992, pp. 58-65.

7. Labour offices’ experts comment their role in the female labour problems resolving. // Labour problems, 7, 1992, pp. 65-74.

8. Female preferences regarding further labour accommodation. // Labour problems, 9, 1992, pp. 17-32.

9. Reproductive and migration attitudes of the unemployed women. // Naselenie, 1, pp. 47-58.

10. Demographic aspects of the unemployment of women of higher education. // Labour problems, 12, 1993, pp. 14-22.

11. The unemployment among the many children families. // Labour problems, 2, 1994, pp. 19-30.

12. The private business as an alternative to the female unemployment. // Labour problems, 10, 1994, pp. 49-65.

13. The family relations in case of unemployment. // Naselenie, 1-2, 1995, pp. 124-132.

14. Some surveys on the Rodopian women’s attitudes towards labour manifestation. In: South borders’ territories – nature, population, husbandry, business, 1994, pp. 49-53.

15. The unemployment and family relations. In: The family and the changing world, 1995, pp. 106-110.

16. Influence of unemployment on the spouses and generations relationships. In: The woman and the family in Bulgaria, ID-BAS and UNDP in Bulgaria, Sofia, 1995

17. Condition and trends of employment and unemployment in Bulgaria. // Labour problems, 11, 1995, pp. 3-13.

18. The problems of the private sector employed women.  // Labour problems, 11, 1997, pp. 45-53.

19. The demographic generations characteristics  as a determinant of he social development. In: The social sciences and the social changes in Bulgaria, BAS, S., 1998, pp. 93-98.

20. Migration behaviour and attitudes of the private sector employed women. // Labour problems, 6, 1998, pp. 3-25.

21. The generations in the Bulgarian village. In : the Bulgarian villages and the new century challenges. Troyan, 1998, pp. 99-107.

22. The demographic characteristics of the Bulgarian village and their reflection on the child world conception. In: The country child – future chances. ALIA, 1999, pp. 45-52.

23. The unemployment and the vulnerable groups of te population in Bulgaria. // Naselenie, 1999, N 1-2, pp. 79-94.

24. The unemployed at the risk – opinions and self-evaluation of their labour, social and family problems. // Naselenie, anniversary issue, 2000, pp. 81-102.

25. The out-of-wedlock births in Bulgaria – realities and trends. // BAS Review, 4, 2000, pp. 12-16.

26. Generation aspects of the demographic transition in Bulgaria. // BAS Review c XIII, 5, 2000, pp. 8-12.

27. Labour conditions of the private sector employed and their social indemnities. In: Labour, employment and unemployment. Women on the labour market. Publishing house “Economy”, S., 2000, pp. 88-97.

28. Rural women in Bulgaria – anxieties about Bulgaria and the rural women (co-author M. Nikolova). In: the rural woman – the new century challenges. ALIA, 2000, pp. 24-32.

29. Migration movements of Varna district population since 1965. // Naselenie, 2, 2000, pp. 43-61.

30. The group of risk on the labour market in Bulgaria. In: Employment status, labour contracts, security. Publishing house “Economy”, 2003, pp. 310-320.

31. Les groupes en difficulte sur le marched u travail en Bulgarie. // Statuts d’emploi, contracts de travail et securite, Maison des sciences de l’homme. Paris 2003, pp. 269-276.

32. The labour and employment conditions and the female labour and maternity protection. // Naselenie, 1-2, 2004, pp. 93-106.

33. Les changements dans les conditions de travail du comportement demographique en Bulgaria. In : Temps de travail et conditions de travail. Reseau thematique « Emploi, chaumage et protection sociale »  Acheve par : Maison des sciences de l’homme Paris and University Publishing House « Stopanstvo », Sofia, 2004.

34. Labour conditions in Bulgaria during the transition to market economy – realities, trends and needs of change. // Naselenie, 1-2, 2005, pp. 144-136.

35. Reshaping of labour conditions in Bulgaria and demographic behaviour as well. In: The labour time and labour conditions, issued of International conference, 16-17 September, 2004, ed. Katia Vladimirova. Publishing house “Economy”, S., 2005, pp. 179-196.

36. Labour changes and demographic behaviour (co-author M. Nikolova). In: Demographic development in the Republic of Bulgaria, SPS-BAS, pp. 149-154.

38. Labour conditions in the attitude towards work and migration. In: Psychological aspects of the labour conditions. Sofia, 2005, pp. 55-61.

39. Expert evaluations of the demographic processes in Bulgaria and directions in the search for efficient regulation of the unfavourable consequences (co-authors  T. Kotseva, M. Sougareva. V. Jekova)/. // Naselenie, 1-2, 2005.

40. The children rearing till the age of 6 by the mployed in Bulgaria – preferences and practices. // Naselenie, 1-2, 2006, pp. 103-124.

41. The demographic crisis and labour reshaping in Bulgaria. In: Asclepii: International annual on history and general theory of medicine, vol. 18, 2005, pp. 70-77.

42. The European research field about the population ageing and the challenges concerning the Bulgarian researchers (co-author B. Davidov). In: Population ageing – realities and consequences, policies and practices. Sofia, SPS-BAS, 2006, pp. 23-40.

43. The Bulgarian research practice on population ageing. In: First national forum of the researchers on old aged people’s problems. Sofia, SPS-BAS, 2007, pp. 21-33.

44. Combining of the professional activity with the parenthood as a priority of the employment policy concerning the young people (co-author Z. Andreeva). In: Young people in the EU-member country Bulgaria. Issues of conference, 29-30 May, 2007, Sofia. CPS-BAS 2008, pp. 595-613.

45. The aged people as a labour resources in development (co-author PP. Naidenova). Issues of conference, 27-28 May, 2008, Sofia, CPS-BAS pp.


Scientific informations, opinions and reviews:

            1. International conference “Mortality and health care system in the developed countries”, 29 September – 2 October, 1990, Varna. // Sociological problems, 6, 1991, pp. 136-138.



            1. Who and why – vote for women (co-author M. Nikolova). In: Labour employment and unemployment. Women on the labour market. Publishing house “Economy”, Sofia, 2000, pp. 185-190.

            2. Ten years Institute of demography – BAS. // BAS Review, CXIII, 2000, 4, pp. 3-7