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IZA / Bertelsmann Foundation Workshop: Balancing Work and Family Life - Comparative Assessment and Institutional Reform

Organizers: Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Lutz C. Kaiser (North Rhine-Westphalia University of Applied Sciences and IZA), Eric Thode (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:November 23, 2007 - November 24, 2007


Friday, November 23:

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30       Welcoming Remarks
13:45       Session 1:
13:45 - 14:30   Katharina C. Spieß (DIW Berlin*)), Katharina Wrohlich (DIW Berlin and IZA)
  "The Parental Leave Benefit Reform in Germany: Costs and Labour Market Outcomes of Moving towards the Nordic Model"
14:30 - 15:15   Maria-Isabel Farfan Portet (Université catholique de Louvain*)), Vincent Lorant (Professor- Health Sociology and Economics, School of Public Health, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium), Francesca Petrella (Researcher - Laboratoire d’économie et de sociologie du travail, Aix-en-Provence, France)
  "Access to Childcare Services in Belgium : the Role of Demand and Supply-Side Policies"
15:15 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30       Session 2:
15:30 - 16:15   Claire Marbot (INSEE*))
  "Subsidizing Child Care : A Policy Fitted to Single Mothers ?"
16:15 - 17:00   Rob Euwals (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and IZA*)), Nicole Bosch (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Anja Deelen (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
  "Is Part-time Employment Here To Stay? Evidence from the Dutch Labour Force Survey 1992-2005"
17:00 - 17:15   Coffee Break
17:15       Session 3:
17:15 - 18:00   Maria Stanfors (Lund University*)), Martin Dribe (Lund University)
  "Does Parenthood Strengthen a Traditional Household Division of Labor? Everyday Time Use in Sweden, 1990/91–2000/01"
18:00 - 18:45   Anne Solaz (INED, France*)), Ariane Pailhé (INED - National Institute of Demographic Studies)
  "What makes French Employees so happy with their Balance between Family and Work? The Impact of Firms’ Family friendly Policies"
19:30       Dinner

Saturday, November 24:

08:30       Morning Coffee
09:00       Session 4:
09:00 - 09:45   Lei W.M. Delsen (Radboud University Nijmegen*)), Jeroen Smits (Department of Economics, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
  "Do Individualised Life Course Plans Improve Work-Life Balances?"
09:45 - 10:30   Steven Lehrer (Queen's University*))
  "The Causal Impact of Alternative Parental Child Rearing Practices on Adolescent Outcomes"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:45       Session 5:
10:45 - 11:30   Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz and IZA*)), Helene Dearing (Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna), Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna), Christine Lietz (Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna), Katharina Wrolich (DIW Berlin and IZA)
  "Why are Mothers working longer Hours in Austria than in Germany?"
11:30 - 12:15   Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin and IZA*)), Silvia Pasqua (University of Turin and CHILD Collegio Carlo Alberto), Chiara Pronzato (University of Essex and CHILD Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  "The Impact of Institutions on Motherhood and Work"
12:15 - 13:00   Dorota Szelewa (European University Institute*)), Michal Polakowski (Mastricht Graduate School of Governance)
  "Patterns of Work-Care Relations in Central and Eastern Europe"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00       Session 6:
14:00 - 14:45   Olivier Thevenon (INED, France*))
  "Labour Force Participation of Women with Children: Disparities and developments in Europe since the 1990s"
14:45 - 15:30   Herwig Immervoll (OECD and IZA*))
  "Can Parents afford to work? An update of childcare costs and work incentives."
15:30 - 15:45   Concluding Remarks and Farewell

*) current affiliation