IZA - Conference Program


Joint IZA & Jacobs Center Workshop: Consequences of COVID-19 for Child and Youth Development

Organizers: Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center and IZA)
Date:October 19, 2020 - October 20, 2020

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


All times stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time, GMT+2)

On the conference dates 15:00 CEST (GMT+2) is:
06:00 PDT (GMT-7)
09:00 EDT (GMT-4)

+++ presentation: 20 min +++ floor discussion: 10 min ++++

Monday, October 19:

14:30 - 15:00   Welcome

Ingo E. Isphording (IZA)
Ulf Zölitz (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center and IZA)
        Session A: Economic Situation
15:00 - 15:30   Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA)
  "The COVID-19 Crisis and Children’s Economic Situation in Spain"
15:30 - 16:00   Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (London School of Economics), Claudia Hupkau (CUNEF), Ingo Isphording (IZA), Stephen Machin (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Labour Market Shocks during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Inequalities and Child Outcomes"
16:00 - 16:30   Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA)
  "Hitting Where It Hurst Most: COVID-19 and Low-Income Urban College Students"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session B: Non-western Countries
16:45 - 17:15   María Padilla-Romo (University of Tennessee), Francisco Cabrera-Hernandez (University of Monterrey)
  "Hidden Violence: How COVID-19 School Closures Reduced the Reporting of Child Maltreatment"
17:15 - 17:45   Claudia Schupp (Leibniz University of Hannover), Esther Gehrke (Wageningen University), Friederike Lenel (University of Goettingen)
  "COVID-19 Crisis, School Closures and Schooling Perceptions in Cambodia"
17:45 - 18:15   Claudia Allende Cruz (University of Chicago), Michael Dinerstein (University of Chicago), Adam Kapor (Princeton University), Christopher Neilson (Princeton University), Sebastian Otero (Stanford University)
  "COVID-19’s Effect on Schooling Options in Peru, Dominican Republic, and the US"
18:15 - 18:30   Break
        Session C: Households
18:30 - 19:00   Per Engzell (University of Oxford), Arun Frey (University of Oxford), Mark Verhagen (University of Oxford)
  "Learning Inequality during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
19:00 - 19:30   Joshua Goodman (Boston University), Andrew Bacher-Hicks (Boston University), Christine Mulhern (RAND Corporation)
  "Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: COVID-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real Time"
19:30 - 20:00   Get Together

Tuesday, October 20:

        Session D: Inequality
15:00 - 15:30   Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Alison Andrew (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Christine Farquharson (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Lucy Kraftman (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Sonya Krutikova (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
  "Inequalities in Children’s Experiences of Home Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown in England"
15:30 - 16:00   Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research and IZA), Elisabeth Grewenig (ifo Institute at the University of Munich), Philipp Lergetporer (ifo Institute at the University of Munich), Katharina Werner (ifo Institute at the University of Munich), Larissa Zierow (ifo Institute at the University of Munich)
  "COVID-19 and Educational Inequality: How School Closures Affect Low- and High-Achieving Students"
16:00 - 16:30   Pietro Biroli (University of Zurich and IZA), Steven Bosworth (University of Reading), Marina Della Giusta (University of Reading), Amalia Di Girolamo (University of Birmingham), Sylvia Jaworska (University of Reading), Jeremy Vollen (University of Zurich)
  "Family Life In Lockdown"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session E: Mental Heath
16:45 - 17:15   Nora Raschle (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Réka Borbás (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Lynn Valérie Fehlbaum (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Plamina Dimanova (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Alessia Negri (University of Zurich)
  "Mentalizing and Its Relation to Stress, Anxiety and Socioemotional Functioning during Covid-19 in Children, Adults and Parent-child Dyads"
17:15 - 17:45   Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA), Kelly Hyde (University of Pittsburgh), Silvia Saccardo (Carnegie Mellon University), Sally Sadoff (University of California, San Diego)
  "Lifestyle and Mental Health Disruptions during Covid-19"
17:45 - 18:15   Lilly Shanahan (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Annekatrin Steinhoff (University of Zurich), Laura Bechtiger (University of Zurich), Urs Hepp (Integrated Psychiatric Services Winterthur-Zurich), Denis Ribeaud (University of Zurich, Jacobs Center), Manuel Eisner (University of Cambridge)
  "Emotional Distress in Young Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence of Risk and Resilience from a Longitudinal Cohort Study"
18:15 - 18:30   Break
        Session F: Schools
18:30 - 19:00   Julien Christen (University of Zurich), Guilherme Lichand (University of Zurich)
  "Using Nudges to Prevent Student Dropouts in the Pandemic"
19:00 - 19:30   Hans Henrik Sievertsen (University of Bristol and IZA), Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA), Daniel Sloth Hauberg (Pfizer), Beatrice Schindler Rangvid (VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science Research)
  "Maths Exams & Gender Gaps in STEM"
19:30 - 20:00   Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Marc Lipfert (IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
  "School Re-openings and COVID-19 Cases in Germany"
20:00 - 20:30   Get Together