The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the
Workshop "Education and Equality of Opportunity" in Mannheim on October 21-
23, 2012. Educational inequalities have attracted growing interest in
research as well as in the political debate due to the increased relevance
of cognitive and non-cognitive skills on the labour market. Educational and social policies with the goal to reduce educational inequality and to
achieve a better educational performance over the life cycle for all are
thus central issues in the ongoing political and scientific debate.
The aim of this conference is to give researchers in this area an
opportunity to present their latest empirical results and to exchange
ideas. Applications are welcome from PhD students and post-doc researchers
providing experimental and other empirical causal evidence on reducing
educational inequalities. We invite empirical contributions from education
economics or psychology. Preference will be given to papers providing
experimental or quasi-experimental evidence on ways to increase equality of opportunity in education.
- Colm Harmon (University of Sydney)
- Kjell Salvanes (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)
Participants may apply for financial assistance for accomodation and travelling expenses. The workshop fee is EUR 100.
Please submit your paper to email@example.com no later than July 15, 2012.
The decision on acceptance will be reached until August 15, 2012.