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IZA Workshop on Gender Convergence: Why Are Women Becoming More Like Men (and Men More Like Women) in the Labor Market?

Organizers: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York ), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham ), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn
Date:April 04, 2014 - April 05, 2014

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 20 minutes +++

Friday, April 04:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:15   Welcome Address
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA and University of Bonn)
        Session A: Gender Convergence and Labor Supply
09:15 - 10:15   Joyce P. Jacobsen (Wesleyan University), Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University and IZA), Mutlu Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA)
  "Convergences in Men's and Women's Life Patterns: Lifetime Work, Lifetime Earnings, and Human Capital Investment"
10:15 - 11:15   Shoshana Grossbard (San Diego State University), Victoria Vernon (Empire State College)
  "Marriage Legislation and Male/Female Convergence in Labor Supply and Time Use"
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30   Christina Hakanson (Sveriges Riksbank)
  "Solving the Puzzle - Hours Constraints, Technical Change and Female Labor Supply"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session B: Gender and Wage and Earning Gaps
14:00 - 15:00   Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York ), Xu Zhang (State University of New York, Farmingdale), Xing Zhou (Nankai University)
  "A Biological Basis for the Gender Wage Gap: Fecundity and Age and Educational Hypogamy"
15:00 - 16:00   Elena Kotyrlo (Umeaa University), Magnus Wikström (Umea University), Niklas Hanes (Umea University)
  "Earnings and Employment: Gender and Ethnic Gaps in Families with Pre-school Age Children"
16:00 - 16:15   Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:15   Barry Hirsch (Georgia State University ), Julia Manzella (Georgia State University)
  "Who Cares - and Does It Matter? Measuring Wage Penalties for Caring Work"
19:30       Dinner

Saturday, April 05:

        Session C: Gender Interactions in the Labor Market
09:00 - 10:00   M. Daniele Paserman (Boston University ), Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome Tor Vergata and IZA)
  "Gender Interactions in Firm Hierarchies: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data"
10:00 - 11:00   Marco Paccagnella (Bank of Italy), Giacomo De Giorgi (Barcelona GSE and UAB), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva and IZA)
  "Gender Complementarities in the Labor Market"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session D: Family and Career Concerns
11:30 - 12:30   Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  "Unequal Families: The Role of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session D: Family and Career Concerns (continued)
14:00 - 15:00   Susan Vroman (Georgetown University ), James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA), Peter Skogman Thoursie (Stockholm University)
  "Gender Log Wage Gaps and Parental Leave: Evidence from Sweden"
15:00 - 16:00   Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics )
  "The Family Gap in Climbing the Career Ladder - Evidence for the Private Sector in Norway"
16:00 - 17:00   Manuel Fernandez Sierra (University of Oxford), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA), Atheendar Venkataramani (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  "The Great Catch-Up: Women and Skill in Mexico "

List of Participants

James Albrecht (Georgetown University and IZA)
Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
Manuel Fernandez Sierra (University of Oxford)
Shoshana Grossbard (San Diego State University and IZA)
Christina Hakanson (Sveriges Riksbank)
Barry T. Hirsch (Georgia State University and IZA)
Joyce P. Jacobsen (Wesleyan University)
Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University and IZA)
Elena Kotyrlo (Umeaa University)
Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA)
Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
Julia Manzella (Georgia State University)
Viet Ha Nguyen (University of Bonn)
Marco Paccagnella (Bank of Italy)
Daniele Paserman (Boston University and IZA)
Nico Pestel (IZA)
Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
Susan Vroman (Georgetown University and IZA)
Caroline Wehner (IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)