Gender and the Labour Market (March 28-29 2008)


Keynote speakers: Lena Edlund (Columbia University), Lawrence Kahn (Cornell University) and Michael Keane (University of Technology Sydney)

The workshop focusses on theoretical and empirical research on gender in the labour market. This includes: analysis of gender differences in pre-market human capital, experience, seniority, occupations, earnings, wealth, training and mobility; changing gender roles in changing economies; theories of discrimination, the family as an economic unit, the role of marriage markets; time allocation; policies affecting paid work and family; the impact of welfare reforms on single mothers; gender differences in different countries. We would also welcome any papers in other areas looking at gender-related questions.

Deadline for paper submission: January 3, 2008

Decision for acceptance made by: February 1, 2008

Travel and accommodation expenses for speakers of accepted papers (one speaker per paper) will be paid for. The conference is sponsored by the research network "Flexibility in Heterogeneous Labour Markets" (Flexibilisierungspotenziale bei heterogenen Arbeitsmärkten) by the German Research Foundation.

For further information, see the Call for Papers as PDF file or visit the workshop website.