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 2022 will be flexibility in working time arrangements as well as equality in reaching aspirations.
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 engaging 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 in a friendly atmosphere.
Authors should submit their contributions using the Submission Form. Extended abstracts may be submitted, though complete papers will be prioritized.
We invite contributions on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to:
- evidence from field, laboratory and natural experiments;
- econometrics of estimating the gender gaps;
- determinants of gender gaps, such as labor market and other institutions, demographic processes, cultural changes and structure change;
- country, sector, occupational, regional as well as comparative studies;
- theoretical approaches to gender gaps in employment, wages, reaching aspirations and other outcomes.
Research at the intersection of professional aspirations and flexibility of working time arrangements is particularly welcomed.
Contributions by graduate student are eligible for the Best student paper prize to be awarded by the Scientific Committee.
There is no conference fee for participation.
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw , Poland