Conference on Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course

01.07. – 02.07.2021

This conference aims to improve our understanding how genetic endowments and childhood circumstances shape life choices, health, and socio-economic outcomes across the life-course of individuals. Furthermore, we want to discuss the scope for public policy to level the playing field.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Paige Harden (Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin) and Pia Pinger (Professor of Economics, University of Cologne).

We encourage submissions from the following fields:

  • Inter- and intragenerational social mobility
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Human capital and skill formation
  • Equality of Opportunity

We also welcome submissions from related strands of the literature. Preference is given to papers over abstracts. In particular, we strongly encourage Ph.D. students to participate. Submissions must be done electronically via this link.

There is no participation fee. The conference may be held online depending on the pandemic situation.

This workshop is funded by the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) through the projects GEIGHEI and IMCHILD.

Scientific organizer(s): Biroli, Pietro (U of Zurich) / Esko, Tonu (U of Tartu) / von Hinke, Stephanie (U of Bristol) / van Kerm, Philippe (LISER) / van Kippersluis, Hans (Erasmus U) / Lefranc, Arnaud (CY Cergy Paris) / Peichl, Andreas (LMU Munich) / Trannoy, Alain (AMSE) / Waldenström, Daniel (IFN Stockholm).

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