Prague Workshop on Gender and Family in the Labor Market – May 20-21, 2019

The workshop, which brought together researchers working on topics related to gender and family in the labor market with the goal to create a regional platform for research on this topic, was held on the 20th and 21st May 2019.

The workshop featured 18 short research presentations, a public lecture by Prof. Shelly Lundberg from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a keynote lecture by Prof. Andrea Weber from the Central European University.

The workshop was followed by a mentoring event addressed to young researchers, helping them to define career goals and the steps needed to achieve them.

The keynote speakers of the workshop were:

Shelly Lundberg, UCSB

Andrea Weber, CEU

The workshop was organized jointly by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, IDEA Think Thank by CERGE-EI, the Virtual Research Collaboration on Gender and Family in the Labor Market (VRC), and is supported by the Visegrad Fund.

Workshop Program (Book of Abstracts)

Day 1: Monday, May 20
9:00-10:30 Session A (Room 8)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session B  (Room 8)
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:15 Session C  (Room 8)
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:15 Public Lecture (Room 7)
Shelly Lundberg : Family Environment during Childhood and Educational Gender Gap
17:15-17:45 Refreshments
19:00 Dinner: Marina Ristorante (map)
Day 2: Tuesday, May 21
9:00-11:00 Session D  (Room 8)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Keynote lecture (Room 8)
Andrea Weber: Paid Parental Leave and Paternity Acknowledgement
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Session E (Room 8)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Mentoring event (Room 8)

Session schedule (Book of abstracts)

Day 1 – Monday May 20

Session A Session B Session C
Lucas van der Velde (FAME|GRAPE): Entry gap and fertility changes Alena Bičáková (CERGE-EI): Is Longer Maternal Care Always Beneficial? The Impact of a Four-year Paid Parental Leave Zuzana Brixiova (Technical University of Ostrava): Networks, Start-up Capital and Women’s Entrepreneurial Performance in Africa:  Evidence from Eswatini
Jonas Fluchtmann (Aarhus University): Gender Gaps in Job Search and Job Outcomes Eva Johansen (Aarhus University): School starting age and risky health behavior Andreas Menzel (CERGE-EI): Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh.
Selma Walther (University of Sussex): Fertility and Labor Market Responses to Reductions in Mortality Barbara Pertold-Gebicka (Charles University): Family Size and Subjective Well-being in Europe: Do More Childern Make Us (Un)Happy? Martina Miotto (University of Warwick): Women and Colonization in Africa
    Sundus Saleemi (University of Bonn): Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

Day 2: Tuesday May 21

Session D Session E
Bastian Schulz (Aarhus University): Marriage and Divorce under Labor Market Uncertainty Maddalena Ronchi (Queen Mary University of London): Managers’ gender norm and the gender gap
Tomáš Lichard (CERGE-EI): Do women face a glass ceiling at home? The division of household work among dual-earner couples Joanna Tyrowicz (FAME|GRAPE): All on board? New evidence on board gender diversity from a large panel of European firms
Iga Magda (Warsaw School of Economics): What if she earns more? Gender pay gap within couples Fruzsina Mayer (University of Calgary): Competition, selection on gender, and university entry
Eva Garcia-Moran (Helmut Schmidt University): Till mess do us part: Married women’s market hours, home production, and divorce Anna Lovasz (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Gender difference in the response to supervisory feedback

Co-financed by

The International Visegrad Fund

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