This is a call for paper for the International Conference on Inequality - Trends and inequality: social, economic and political issues to be held on 2-4 November 2017, in Bologna (Italy).
The aim of the conference is to bring the discussion on recent trends in inequalities in the spotlight of the debate among political circles and policy makers. Topics will provide wider scope to the conference, ranging from the concept of inequality to the potential policies. Specific attention will be devoted to consequences of the various forms of inequality observed worldwide, both economic and non-economic ones.
Contributions should belong to one of the following five topic areas:
- Topic A – Inequality: meaning, conceptualization and evidence-based drivers of inequality
- Topic B – Economic consequences of inequality: on growth, labor, migration and long-term development
- Topic C – Non-economic consequence of inequality: health inequalities, education inequalities, labor and work-place, political participation and social capital
- Topic D – Addressing inequality through economic policy: redistribution policies; fiscal policies and sector policies; gender-based and rights-based policies; social policies (education, health care, family and child care); urban development policies.
- Topic E – Addressing inequality with other policies: social mobility; intergenerational transfers; unequal exchange; territorial disequilibria; lagging development; minorities and discrimination.
Paper abstracts will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The selected contributions will be presented at the Conference and included in a post-conference publication.
Selected papers will be made available on-line for participants on the Conference web-page. Papers should be original work, not published earlier.
According to the quantity and the quality of received papers, it may be organized a poster session.
Updates will be published on the website by the end of June.
A selection of the Conference proceedings and the papers delivered at the conference will be published on a Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution.
Selected papers authors should notify to the Conference organizers whether they wish their paper to be considered for publication on a Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution following the Conference.
Best Junior Scholar Paper
The Best Junior Scholar Paper is conceived as an incentive award for young researchers, and the nominations are limited to Junior Scholars (students, PhDs and Post-Docs)
The prize consists in a 250€ grant and the possibility to present the paper during a plenary session.
Papers should be
- Original work
- Not published earlier;
Papers by more than one author are accepted, on the condition that all authors fulfil the requirements.
Papers should actually be accepted and presented at the conference.
The Scientific Committee will award the prize.