Call for Papers


IZA Workshop: Social and Welfare Consequences of Unemployment

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA), Andreas Lichter (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:March 03 - March 04, 2017

Submission Deadline:November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:December 20, 2016
Deadline for Registration:January 10, 2017
Final Papers Due:February 19, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

About the Workshop

In the aftermath of the Great Recession unemployment rates remain high in many countries with an increasing trend of long-term unemployment. Against this background we are pleased to invite submissions for the IZA Workshop on Social and Welfare Consequences of Unemployment. The aim of the 2017 workshop of IZA’s “Labor Markets” program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent research on the consequences of unemployment with an emphasis on social and welfare aspects.
We encourage submissions of papers that provide credible empirical evidence on the effects of unemployment on health (including mental health), well-being, insecurity, crime and violence, suicide, life expectancy and skills depreciation. Other related topics will also be considered.


Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by November 30, 2016 using our Online Application Form.

Travel and Accommodation

Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the 2 day workshop. Economy class airfares and 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors and discussants will be covered according to the following IZA Reimbursement Guidelines.
Kindly note that tax regulations prohibit IZA from fully reimbursing the travel expenses of conference participants who combine their trip with other destinations or extend their stay beyond the four-day window surrounding the event.