Evidence concerning differences in capabilities to realize aspirations is prevalent. Whether one considers the labor market as a whole, or one focuses on specific segments, disparities in the probability of “success” between men and women exist despite decades of efforts to eradicate them. We all clearly need to learn more about the causes and the consequences of these disparities. Gender Gaps Conference is an annual event for scholars interested in this field. The theme for 2021 will be flexibility in working time arrangements as well as equality in reaching aspirations.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Central European University, IZA
Topics. We invite papers studying gender inequality from the fields of economics, management, sociology, and social psychology. Research at the intersection of professional aspirations and flexibility of working time arrangements is particularly welcomed. We are open to empirical quantitative work, experimental studies, and qualitative work. Empirical and experimental papers with strong theoretical foundations will be considered a priority, but studies advancing econometric and statistical tools measuring gender inequality as well as specific case studies are cordially invited as well.
Format of the conference. We aim to create a forum where scholars interested in the analysis of gender gaps in the labor market can present and discuss theoretical, empirical and policy-related research. The format of the conference accommodates for intensive communication about the invited papers: we plan approximately 30 minutes for a presentation and each paper will be assigned a discussant. We plan for plenary sessions, but in the case of many high quality papers submitted to the conference, we will organize additional poster sessions with ample space for discussion.
Awards. Scientific Committee will award a prize for the best paper by a graduate student.
Fees. There is a conference fee of €80 to help cover the costs of catering. PhD students may apply for a reduced fee of €50.